Quality of government and regional trade: evidence from European Union regions
EntityUAM. Departamento de Estructura Económica y Economía del Desarrollo
10.1080/00343404.2021.1873934Regional Studies 55.7 (2021): 1240-1251
ISSN0034-3404 (print); 1360-0591 (online)
Subjectsgravity model of trade; institutions; quality of government; regional policy; structural estimation; Economía
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Using a novel database of regional trade flows between 267 European regions for 2013, this paper examines how government quality affects trade between European Union (EU) regions. The results of a structural gravity cross-sectional analysis of trade show that trade across EU regions is highly influenced by differences in regional government quality. This influence varies by both sector of economic activity and the level of economic development of the region. The results indicate that if the less developed regions of the EU want to engage in greater interregional trade, improving their institutional quality is a must
Google Scholar:Barbero, Javier - Mandras, Giovanni - Rodríguez Crespo, Ernesto - Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés
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