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Cursed by no coast: How regional landlockedness affects income within countries

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  • Jetter, Michael
  • Mösle, Saskia
  • Stadelmann, David

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We analyze whether landlocked regions are systematically poorer, using panel data for 1527 regions in 83 nations from 1950 to 2014 and exploiting within-country-time variation. Lacking ocean access decreases regional GDP/capita by ≈13%. Specifically, coastal distance matters but not the length of coastline. Exploring moderators, national political institutions appear irrelevant while increasing international trade and manufacturing intensifies the landlockedness curse within the same country and year. However, transport-related infrastructure may be able to alleviate these disadvantages.

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  • Jetter, Michael & Mösle, Saskia & Stadelmann, David, 2019. "Cursed by no coast: How regional landlockedness affects income within countries," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 181(C), pages 70-73.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:181:y:2019:i:c:p:70-73
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2019.04.030
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    Keywords

    Landlockedness; Geography; GDP/capita; Trade openness; Infrastructure;

    JEL classification:

    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
    • H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures
    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)

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