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Firm-to-firm connections in Colombian imports

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Title: Firm-to-firm connections in Colombian imports
Authors: Bernard, AB
Bøler, EA
Dhingra, S
Item Type: Working Paper
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.
Issue Date: 30-Apr-2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/62945
ISSN: 0265-8003
Publisher: Centre for Economic Policy Research
Copyright Statement: © 2018 The Author(s).
Keywords: export growth
exporters
Gravity
Heterogeneous Firms
Importers
margins of trade
Appears in Collections:Imperial College Business School