Trade Costs and Trade Composition : Multi-Country and Product Evidence on Sources of Comparative Advantage

@inproceedings{Greenaway2009TradeCA,
  title={Trade Costs and Trade Composition : Multi-Country and Product Evidence on Sources of Comparative Advantage},
  author={David Greenaway and Danny McGowan and Chris Milner},
  year={2009}
}
This paper investigates whether differences across countries in overall countryspecific trade costs affect comparative advantage and the commodity composition of trade in similar fashion to international differences in factor endowments. Industry export shares across up to 71 countries and 158 manufacturing industries for five year periods from 1972 to 1992 are shown to be greater in factor-intensive industries for countries well endowed with those factors (physical and human capital) and in… CONTINUE READING

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