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Quality of government and regional trade: evidence from European Union regions

Barbero, Javier, Mandras, Giovanni, Rodríguez-Crespo, Ernesto and Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés ORCID: 0000-0002-8041-0856 (2021) Quality of government and regional trade: evidence from European Union regions. Regional Studies, 55 (7). 1240 - 1251. ISSN 0034-3404

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Identification Number: 10.1080/00343404.2021.1873934


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.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2021 16:36
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2022 08:48

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