Journal Articles

Heterogeneous Distance-Elasticities in Trade Gravity Models

2006, Economics Letters

Michele U. Fratianni, Heejoon Kang

Abstract

We show that statistically and economically significant heterogeneity exists in the distance elasticity in trade gravity models. Distance elasticities critically depend on whether trading partners belong to the OECD and whether they are Christian or Islam countries. 

Citation

Kang, Heejoon and Michele U. Fratianni (2006), “Heterogeneous Distance-Elasticities in Trade Gravity Models,” Economics Letters, 90, 2006, pp. 68-71.

Keywords

OECD, religion, trade flows