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Quality of institutions and the BRIC countries agro-food exports


  • Štefan Bojnec
  • Imre Ferto
  • József Fogarasi


Purpose - – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impacts of institutional quality ( Design/methodology/approach - – Measuring is based on using the gravity trade model and econometric panel data analysis for the period 1998-2009. Findings - – Agro-food exports from the BRIC countries, particularly Brazil and China, have increased. The Russian Federation has experienced stagnating and volatile patterns. Brazil and India have strengthened market shares in the existing importing markets, while the Russian Federation has experienced severe deterioration. The export of existing products is more important than of new products. Agro-food exports are positively associated with Research limitations/implications - – Among Practical implications - – Different institutions and their quality can affect agro-food exports differently. The impact of institutions is not uniform across product groups. Originality/value - – This paper adds the impacts of

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  • Štefan Bojnec & Imre Ferto & József Fogarasi, 2014. "Quality of institutions and the BRIC countries agro-food exports," China Agricultural Economic Review, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 6(3), pages 379-394, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eme:caerpp:v:6:y:2014:i:3:p:379-394

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    Cited by:

    1. Flavio Vilela Vieira & Cleomar Gomes Da Silva, 2018. "Brics Export Performance: An Ardl Bounds Testing Empirical Investigation," Anais do XLIV Encontro Nacional de Economia [Proceedings of the 44th Brazilian Economics Meeting] 101, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pós-Graduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics].
    2. Bojnec, Stefan & Ferto, Imre, 2015. "Global Agri-Food Export Competitiveness," 2015 Conference, August 9-14, 2015, Milan, Italy 211360, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
    3. Fiankor, Dela-Dem Doe & Martinez-Zarzoso, Inmaculada & Brümmer, Bernhard, 2018. "Exports and governance: the role of private voluntary standards," GlobalFood Discussion Papers 275059, Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen, GlobalFood, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development.


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