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A gravity criterium for discriminating traditional protection measures

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  • Sabaté, Marcela
  • Fillat, Carmen
  • Gracia, Ana Belén

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The case of Spain in the first globalization illustrates how the gravity equation, as a tool from which to derive a comprehensive measure of trade costs, can be used to test the soundness of alternative direct measures of specific costs.

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  • Sabaté, Marcela & Fillat, Carmen & Gracia, Ana Belén, 2011. "A gravity criterium for discriminating traditional protection measures," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 111(1), pages 50-53, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:111:y:2011:i:1:p:50-53
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