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Firm-to-firm connections in Colombian imports

Bernard, Andrew B., Bøler, Esther Ann and Dhingra, Swati (2018) Firm-to-firm connections in Colombian imports. CEP Discussion Papers (CEPDP1543). Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

The vast majority of world trade flows is between firms. Only recently has research in international trade started to emphasize the importance of the connections between exporters and importers both in aggregate trade flows and in the negative relationship between trade and geographic distance. This chapter documents the role of firm-to-firm connections in trade flows and the formation and duration of these importer-exporter relationships. Using customs data from Colombia for 1995-2014, we are able to identify both the Colombian importing firm and the foreign exporter in every Colombian import and export transaction. We document both the nature of these bilateral trading relationships and their evolution over time.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk/
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
JEL classification: F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F14 - Country and Industry Studies of Trade
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2018 16:04
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 23:40
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/88693

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