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The pattern, pull, and potential of Baltic Sea trade

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  • R. Scott Hacker
  • Henrik Einarsson

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This paper describes the current conditions of trade in the Baltic Sea region and considers the strength of trade affinities between countries and country groups within that region. The evidence supports a strong affinity between Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania to the Baltic Nordic countries. The paper also considers how sensitive Swedish exports are to per capita GDP of importing countries and how that varies across industries. Some of the evidence supports a positive relation between product differentiation and the per-capita GDP sensitivity. Among this evidence is the finding that for Swedish exports, distance sensitivity and per-capita GDP sensitivity are negatively related. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

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  • R. Scott Hacker & Henrik Einarsson, 2003. "The pattern, pull, and potential of Baltic Sea trade," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 37(1), pages 15-29, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:37:y:2003:i:1:p:15-29 DOI: 10.1007/s001680200105
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    1. Paas, Tiiu & Tafenau, Egle, 2005. "European trade integration in the Baltic Sea Region - A gravity model based analysis," HWWA Discussion Papers 331, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA).
    2. Laaser, Claus-Friedrich & Schrader, Klaus, 2004. "The Baltic States' integration into the European division of labour," Kiel Working Papers 1234, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    3. Börje Johansson & Desirée Nilsson, 2012. "Globalisation and Distribution of Exports," Chapters,in: The Regional Economics of Knowledge and Talent, chapter 12 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    4. Nilsson, Desirée & Johansson, Börje, 2007. "Globalization and Distribution of Exports," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation 93, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.

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    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade

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