The effect of broadband on European Union trade: A regional spatial approach
EntityUAM. Departamento de Análisis Económico, Teoría Económica e Historia Económica
10.1111/twec.12723World Economy 41.11 (2018): 2895-2913
ISSN1467-9701 (online); 0378-5920 (print)
SubjectsEuropean Union; information and communication technologies; trade; Economía
Rights© 2018 The Authors.The World EconomyPublished by John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Esta obra está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons Atribución 4.0 Internacional.
The positive effect of information and communication technologies (ICT) on trade between countries has been widely studied in the literature, but how ICT impacts regional trade is limited due to the lack of regional trade data. In this paper, we test whether broadband, as a proxy for ICT, increases bilateral trade at the regional level in Europe. We use a novel regional trade database of European Union regions and estimate an origin–destination flow gravity model for 2007 and 2010, accounting for spatial dependence among trade flows. Our results indicate that broadband is positive and significant in explaining trade patterns between European regions during both time periods
Google Scholar:Barbero Jiménez, Javier - Rodríguez Crespo, Ernesto
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