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The Gravity Model

  • James E. Anderson

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    (Department of Economics, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467, and NBER, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138)

Gravity has long been one of the most successful empirical models in economics. Incorporating deeper theoretical foundations of gravity into recent practice has led to a richer and more accurate estimation and interpretation of the spatial relations described by gravity. Wider acceptance has followed. Recent developments are reviewed here, and suggestions are made for promising future research.

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Volume (Year): 3 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (09)
Pages: 133-160

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