Borders Redrawn: Measuring the Statistical Creation of International Trade

@article{Cuaresma2012BordersRM,
  title={Borders Redrawn: Measuring the Statistical Creation of International Trade},
  author={Jes{\'u}s Crespo Cuaresma and Max Roser},
  journal={International Trade eJournal},
  year={2012}
}
In this note we quantify how much the of the increase in the volume of international trade that took place since 1945 is due to the reclassification of within-country trade to international trade due to changes in national boundaries. We do so by imposing the territorial delimitations corresponding to 1946 to the current trade flow data, thus quantifying the volume of international trade that would not have been labeled international given national boundaries right after the end of World War II… 
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