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International trade relations of enterprises established in Poland's regions: gravity model panel estimation

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  • Tomasz Brodzicki

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  • Stanislaw Uminski

    () (Institute for Development)

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We apply conventional panel data approaches to a comprehensive analysis of the gravity equation of bilateral trade flows between 16 Polish NUTS2 regions and 205 countries and territories over 1999-2011. Empirical analysis clearly demonstrates that gravity model fits the data reasonably well and provides sensible results in accordance with our expectations. Basic parameters as: distance, regions’ and countries’ GDP have statistically significant influence on dependent variable. We realize that gravity concept is often regarded as controversial, and doubts relate predominantly to its theoretical background. The question is that it treats economic relations in a too “mechanical” way. However the advantage of gravity approach is that it takes into account features of both, regions and countries, in analysis of trade flows intensity.

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  • Tomasz Brodzicki & Stanislaw Uminski, 2013. "International trade relations of enterprises established in Poland's regions: gravity model panel estimation," Working Papers 1301, Instytut Rozwoju, Institute for Development.
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    1. Tomasz Brodzicki, 2013. "Degree of clusterization of regional economy and its export potential," Working Papers of Economics of European Integration Division 1302, The Univeristy of Gdansk, Faculty of Economics, Economics of European Integration Division.
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    Keywords

    international trade of regions; gravity panel model estimation; Hausman-Taylor estimator; Poland;

    JEL classification:

    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F17 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Forecasting and Simulation
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes

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