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Intra-national trade costs and economic isolation

de Rochambeau, Golvine and Hjort, Jonas (2017) Intra-national trade costs and economic isolation. International Growth Centre Blog (12 Jun 2017). Website.

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High intra-national trade costs prevent market integration, so reducing them can help develop local economies in remote parts of a country. Building transport infrastructure alone is insufficient. The case of Liberia demonstrates that intra-national transport costs remain significant due to high vehicle prices, vehicle repair costs, credit constraints, and corruption.

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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s)
Divisions: International Growth Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 12:36
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:08

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