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Ethnic networks and trade: Intensive versus extensive margins

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  • Coughlin, Cletus C.
  • Wall, Howard J.

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Ethnic networks have been associated with increased international trade, although studies have not differentiated between entry into foreign markets and trade expansion. We find that ethnic networks increase trade on the intensive margin but not on the extensive margin.

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  • Coughlin, Cletus C. & Wall, Howard J., 2011. "Ethnic networks and trade: Intensive versus extensive margins," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 113(1), pages 73-75, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:113:y:2011:i:1:p:73-75
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