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Globalization and Distribution of Exports

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  • Nilsson, Desirée

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    (CESIS and JIBS)

  • Johansson, Börje

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    (CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, Royal Institute of Technology)

Abstract

During the 1980s many economists started to use the term globalisation as a catchword for an increased interaction between countries in world trade. The literature does not provide a clear definition of globalisation. We set up a number of criteria and formulate hypotheses about globalisation that we explore for Swedish export flows during the years 1965-2000. Globalisation, in this study, is referred to as increases in country diversity, extended transport radii, less effect of distance on trade flows, and the ratio of exports to the importing countries’ incomes. The results from the empirical analysis do not support the hypotheses of increasing trade globalisation It is rather the case that export flows are becoming more internationally regionalised.

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Paper provided by Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies in its series Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation with number 93.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 08 Aug 2007
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:cesisp:0093

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Keywords: Globalisation; Country Diversity; Transaction Distance; Proportional Distribution;

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