Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

10-1986

Abstract

What factors influence the level of trade flows that occur between nations? Past studies have answered this question primarily in terms of distance and economic size. The present study considers additional variables as potential determinants of trade relations between nations. Also, trade flows are analyzed by the type of products being exported and imported. The findings show that several additional variables are significant determinants of the level of bilateral trade relations between nations. In addition, it is found that models of trade flows are more appropriate for manufactured goods than they are for basic commodities.

Discipline

Business

Publication

The Journal of Business

Volume

59

Issue

4

First Page

623

Last Page

640

ISSN

0021-9398

Identifier

http://www.jstor.org/stable/2353012

Embargo Period

10-9-2014

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Business Commons

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