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Rising trade costs?: agglomeration and trade with endogenous transaction costs

Duranton, Gilles and Storper, Michael (2005) Rising trade costs?: agglomeration and trade with endogenous transaction costs. CEPDP, 683. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753018225

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Abstract

While transport costs have fallen, the empirical evidence also points at rising total trade costs. In a model of industry location with endogenous transaction costs, we show how and under which conditions a decline in transport costs can lead to an increase in the total cost of trade.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 2005 the authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
JEL classification: D - Microeconomics > D2 - Production and Organizations > D24 - Production; Cost; Capital and Total Factor Productivity; Capacity
D - Microeconomics > D2 - Production and Organizations > D23 - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R12 - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Departments > Geography and Environment
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2008 09:09
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2011 10:54
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/19898

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