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Geographical effects on the accuracy of textile trade data: an international approach for 1913


  • Anna Carreras Marín

    (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)


"Foreign trade statistics are the main data source to the study of international trade. However its accuracy has been under suspicion since Morgernstern published his famous work in 1963. Federico and Tena (1991) have resumed the question arguing that they can be useful in an adequate level of aggregation. But the geographical assignment problem remains unsolved. This article focuses on the spatial variable through the analysis of the reliability of textile international data for 1913. A geographical bias arises between export and import series, but because of its quantitative importance it can be negligible in an international scale."

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  • Anna Carreras Marín, 2005. "Geographical effects on the accuracy of textile trade data: an international approach for 1913," Working Papers 5043, Economic History Society.
  • Handle: RePEc:ehs:wpaper:5043

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    1. Federico, Giovanni & Tena, Antonio, 1991. "On the accuracy of foreign trade statistics (1909-1935): Morgenstern revisited," Explorations in Economic History, Elsevier, vol. 28(3), pages 259-273, July.
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    1. Béatrice Dedinger & Paul Girard, 2017. "Exploring trade globalization in the long run: The RICardo project," Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 50(1), pages 30-48, January.

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    • N00 - Economic History - - General - - - General


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