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Country Image and International Trade

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  • Pao-li CHANG

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    (School of Economics, Singapore Management University)

  • Tomoki Fujii

    ()
    (School of Economics, Singapore Management University)

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We study the impact of country image on international trade flows. We find that a one percentage point increase in the positive response ratio – the proportion of people in the importing country who view the exporting country positively – is associated with at least a one percent increase in the aggregate trade flow. By disaggregating trade flows by type of goods, we also find that both homogeneous and differentiated goods are positively affected by better country image and that the impact of country image tends to be larger when more substitutes are available in the international market.

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Paper provided by Singapore Management University, School of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 29-2012.

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Length: 49 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2012
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Publication status: Published in SMU Economics and Statistics Working Paper Series
Handle: RePEc:siu:wpaper:29-2012

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