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How does knowledge cross borders? French technology transfer and the SOFRE group in the Spain of the Planning, 1959–1976

Rafael Castro Balaguer and Esther M. Sánchez Sánchez.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

December 2015; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Services; Economic History. 14277 words.

In this article, we study the behavior of French technical consulting firms in the Spain of the Planning (1959–1976), when the Spanish market increased its competitiveness as a result of...

International Trade and Institutional Change: Medieval Venice’s Response to Globalization

Diego Puga and Daniel Trefler.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Economic History; Microeconomics. 24581 words.

International trade can have profound effects on domestic institutions. We examine this proposition in the context of medieval Venice circa 800–1600. Early on, the growth of long-distance...

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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Portage and Path Dependence

Hoyt Bleakley and Jeffrey Lin.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2012; p ublished online April 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Development; Regional and Urban Economic History. 19953 words.

Many cities in North America formed at obstacles to water navigation, where continued transport required overland hauling or portage. Portage sites attracted commerce and supporting...

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.

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