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The agglomeration by destination of U.S. state exports

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  • Andrew J Cassey

    () (Washington State University)

  • Katherine N Schmeiser

    () (Mount Holyoke College)

Abstract

Exporting firms in France, the Netherlands, and Russia cluster by destination beyond that expected by GDP or ports (Choquette and Meinen 2011; Koenig 2009). It is unknown if this also occurs in the United States. The difficulty of obtaining U.S. customs data is the reason this remains unknown. Using the aggregate reduced form equation based on a firm-level theory of exporter agglomeration in Cassey and Schmeiser (2012), we estimate the coefficient on an agglomeration variable as measured by aggregate export weight and test its statistical significance. We find a 1% increase in aggregate weight increases exports by 0.4%. This estimate is economically and statistically significant and robust.

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  • Andrew J Cassey & Katherine N Schmeiser, 2013. "The agglomeration by destination of U.S. state exports," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 33(2), pages 1504-1510.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-13-00410
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    1. Koenig, Pamina, 2009. "Agglomeration and the export decisions of French firms," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, pages 186-195.
    2. Thomas Chaney, 2008. "Distorted Gravity: The Intensive and Extensive Margins of International Trade," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, pages 1707-1721.
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    5. James E. Anderson & Eric van Wincoop, 2003. "Gravity with Gravitas: A Solution to the Border Puzzle," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, pages 170-192.
    6. Andrew Cassey & Katherine Schmeiser, 2013. "The agglomeration of exporters by destination," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, pages 495-513.
    7. Cassey, Andrew, 2006. "State export data: origin of movement vs. origin of production," MPRA Paper 3352, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    International trade; state exports; agglomeration;

    JEL classification:

    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade
    • L6 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing

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