KTH/CESIS Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation
Globalization and Distribution of Exports
() and Börje Johansson
Abstract: During the 1980s many economists started to use the term
globalisation as a catchword for an increased interaction between countries
in world trade. The literature does not provide a clear definition of
globalisation. We set up a number of criteria and formulate hypotheses
about globalisation that we explore for Swedish export flows during the
years 1965-2000. Globalisation, in this study, is referred to as increases
in country diversity, extended transport radii, less effect of distance on
trade flows, and the ratio of exports to the importing countries’ incomes.
The results from the empirical analysis do not support the hypotheses of
increasing trade globalisation It is rather the case that export flows are
becoming more internationally regionalised.
Keywords: Globalisation; Country Diversity; Transaction Distance; Proportional Distribution; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: F01; F10; (follow links to similar papers)
26 pages, August 8, 2007
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