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Spatial Effects Of Trade Policy: Evidence From Brazil

  • Christian Volpe Martincus
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    Does trade policy shape a country's internal economic geography? Empirical evidence on the spatial effects of trade policy in developing countries is limited. This paper contributes to this literature by looking at the experience of Brazil over the 1990s. In particular, an econometric analysis of the determinants of industrial location using data on regional manufacturing employment as well as data on several region and industry characteristics over the period 1990-1998 is performed. Estimation results suggest that trade openness favored location in states closer to the largest neighbor trading partner and that this effect increased through the end of the 1990s. Copyright (c) 2009, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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    Volume (Year): 50 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 541-569

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