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Journal Article
The social profitability of rural roads in a small open economy: Do urban agglomeration economies matter?

The effects of a rural roads programme depend on labour mobility, how the programme is financed, and agglomera-tion economies...

Agglomeration Benefit programmes Transportation cost
Working Paper
Measuring illicit financial flows: A gravity model approach to estimate international trade misinvoicing

Illicit financial flows have recently attracted the attention of academia, practitioners, and multilateral organizations who consider them harmful to economic development...

Gravity model Illicit financial flows International trade
Working Paper
Rural roads and urban agglomeration economies: Benefits for town and country?

Do urban agglomeration economies enhance the social profitability of rural roads? When all goods are traded at parametric world prices, lower transport costs benefit villagers...

Agglomeration Benefit programmes Transportation cost
Book Chapter
Component Trade and China's Global Economic Integration

From the book: The Rise of China and India

Economic integration Infrastructure (Economics) International trade
Book Chapter
Foreign Direct Investment and Trade in the Southern African Development Community

From the book: Southern Engines of Global Growth

International trade Foreign investments Social stability
Working Paper
Component Trade and China’s Global Economic Integration

China’s engagement in the so-called international fragmentation of production – namely ‘cross-border dispersion of component production/assembly within vertically integrated manufacturing industries’ – has become an incr...

Economic integration Infrastructure (Economics) International trade
Working Paper
Foreign Direct Investment and Trade in the Southern African Development Community

We use a modified gravity model to estimate the relationship between trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Southern African Development Community (SADC)...

International trade Foreign investments Social stability
Working Paper
Export Diversity and Regional Growth: Empirical Evidence from South Africa

This paper provides empirical evidence on the relationship between exports, and in particular export diversity, and regional growth in a developing country context...

Economic development Foreign investments Regional economics
Working Paper
The Determinants of Regional Manufactured Exports from a Developing Country

In this paper, the question of the location of exporters of manufactured goods within a country is investigated...

International trade Manufacturing Transportation cost
Working Paper
The Geographical Location of Manufacturing Exporters in South Africa

This paper provides empirical evidence on the location of export-oriented manufacturing firms in Africa (South Africa), and on how the patterns of location has changed over the past decade after the country embarked on trade liberalization...

Manufacturing industries Natural resources Trade regulation
Book Chapter
International Trade, Location, and Wage Inequality in China

From the book: Spatial Inequality and Development

International trade Regional economics Transportation cost
Working Paper
International Trade, Location and Wage Inequality in China

Models of economic geography predict that transportation costs directly affect demand for goods and the supply of intermediate inputs...

International trade Regional economics Transportation cost
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