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State Foreign Export Patterns

  • Andrew J. Cassey

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    (School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, P.O. Box 646210, Pullman, WA 99164-6210, USA)

The pattern of U.S. state exports to foreign destinations—which states export which goods to which destinations—has not been studied in detail despite the high profile of exports in the public consciousness. Currently there is not a unified description of facts characterizing exports for all states, destinations, and manufacturing subsectors. I combine research methods from plant- or firm-level and country-level empirical international trade on a cross section of state export data to list nine stylized facts. I also compare some of these facts to those in Eaton, Kortum, and Kramarz (2004, 2010) to show what differs.

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File URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4284/0038-4038-78.2.308
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Article provided by Southern Economic Association in its journal Southern Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 78 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (October)
Pages: 308-329

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Handle: RePEc:sej:ancoec:v:78:2:y:2011:p:308-329
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