Logistics and Exports
Drawing on a new and comprehensive measure of logistics quality, our gravity model suggests logistics in the exporting and partner-country can have an important impact on bilateral exports.� A one standard deviation improvement in the exporter's logistics quality, which for example would improve Gabon to the level of Guinea, would raise exports by almost 60%. Landlocked countries' exports depend on their neighbours' logistics, but their own logistics quality is not as important as for other countries.� We also find that logistics act to reduce the trade effects of distance, but without eliminating them.
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