Trade Facilitation and the Extensive Margin *

  title={Trade Facilitation and the Extensive Margin *},
  author={Maria Persson},
The literature on trade facilitation has mostly focused on implications for trade volumes. However, recent theoretical contributions have emphasized that trade costs – such as transaction costs related to cross-border trade procedures – affect both the traded volumes of “old” goods (the intensive margin) and the range of traded goods (the extensive margin). This paper therefore tests whether trade facilitation affects the extensive margin by counting the number of 8-digit products that are… CONTINUE READING


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