Social networks and trade of services: modelling interregional flows with spatial and network autocorrelation effects

@article{Mata2013SocialNA,
  title={Social networks and trade of services: modelling interregional flows with spatial and network autocorrelation effects},
  author={Tamara de la Mata and Carlos Llano},
  journal={Journal of Geographical Systems},
  year={2013},
  volume={15},
  pages={319-367}
}
Recent literature on border effect has fostered research on informal barriers to trade and the role played by network dependencies. In relation to social networks, it has been shown that intensity of trade in goods is positively correlated with migration flows between pairs of countries/regions. In this article, we investigate whether such a relation also holds for interregional trade of services. We also consider whether interregional trade flows in services linked with tourism exhibit spatial… CONTINUE READING