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Genetic distance, transportation costs, and trade

Paola Giuliano, Antonio Spilimbergo and Giovanni Tonon.

in Journal of Economic Geography

January 2014; p ublished online August 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Economic Sociology. 8496 words.

Genetic distance, geographic proximity, and economic variables are strongly correlated. Disentangling the effects of these factors is crucial for interpreting these correlations. We show...

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On the origins of border effects: insights from the Habsburg Empire

Max-Stephan Schulze and Nikolaus Wolf.

in Journal of Economic Geography

January 2009; p ublished online October 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Economic Sociology; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations. 9194 words.

What are the origins of border effects on trade and why do borders continue to matter in periods of increasing economic integration? We explore the hypothesis that border effects emerged as...

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Trading for peace

Saumitra Jha.

in Economic Policy

July 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Economic Development; Economic Sociology. 18349 words.

Abstract

I examine the conditions under which trade can support peaceful coexistence and prosperity when particular social and ethnic groups are cheap targets...