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Delina E. Agnosteva

School of Economics
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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NBER Working Papers and Publications

January 2014Intra-national Trade Costs: Measurement and Aggregation
with James E. Anderson, Yoto V. Yotov: w19872
We develop and apply a procedure to flexibly estimate intra-national border barriers and intra-regional trade costs. Bilateral border barriers very significantly depress Canadian inter-provincial trade for some pairs, though the overall effect is rather small. Bilateral distance imposes much larger inter-provincial trade costs. Contiguity between provinces accounts for little. Intra-regional trade cost variation affects relative bilateral costs and trade flows, and alters comparative statics except in a neutral case rejected by the data. Consistent trade cost aggregation procedures are developed and applied for groups of regions and/or sectors.

Published: Agnosteva, Delina E., James E. Anderson, and Yoto V. Yotov, "Intra-National Trade Costs: Assaying Regional Frictions," European Economic Review, 2019, 112 (February), 32-50.

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