Explaining the volume of north south trade : a gravity model approach

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Title: Explaining the volume of north south trade : a gravity model approach
Authors: Fitzsimons, Emla
Hogan, Vincent (Vincent Peter)
Neary, J. Peter
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/48
Date: Oct-1999
Abstract: We address the question of whether the volume of manufacturing trade between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is more or less than might be expected in the light of international experience. We estimate a gravity equation for bilateral manufacturing trade between 28 developed countries from 1970 to 1992. Using the results as benchmark, we find that North-South trade in Ireland is greater rather than less than might be expected. The finding is robust with respect to a wide range of alternative specifications and alternative ways of measuring the key variables.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Economic and Social Studies, Dublin
Copyright (published version): Copyright 1999, Economic and Social Studies
Keywords: Southern Ireland;North-South trade
Subject LCSH: Manufacturing industries--Ireland
Northern Ireland--Commerce--Ireland
Ireland--Commerce--Northern Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Research Collection
Economics Research Collection

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