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Export performance of developing countries: Doeslandlockedness matter?

Paudel, Ramesh C; Cooray, Arusha

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Landlockedness imposes additional costs on trade and reduces international competitiveness. This paper examines the determinants of export performance in developing countries, within a comparative perspective of landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) and non‐landlocked developing countries, by using a standard gravity modeling framework. The study covers data from 1995 to 2015. The results suggest that despite recent trade policy reforms, the overall export performance of LLDCs is lower than...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorPaudel, Ramesh C
dc.contributor.authorCooray, Arusha
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-12T00:01:25Z
dc.identifier.issn1363-6669
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/159519
dc.description.abstractLandlockedness imposes additional costs on trade and reduces international competitiveness. This paper examines the determinants of export performance in developing countries, within a comparative perspective of landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) and non‐landlocked developing countries, by using a standard gravity modeling framework. The study covers data from 1995 to 2015. The results suggest that despite recent trade policy reforms, the overall export performance of LLDCs is lower than that of non‐landlocked developing countries due to the inherent additional trade costs associated with landlockedness. The conventional wisdom that export performance is aided by economic openness also applies to LLDCs, but distance‐related trade costs have a greater negative impact on exports from LLDCs than on other developing countries. The immediate trade policy challenge for LLDCs is therefore to create a more trade‐friendly environment by lowering tariffs, reforming exchange rates and entering into regional trade agreements.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.rights© 2018 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
dc.sourceReview of Development Economics
dc.titleExport performance of developing countries: Doeslandlockedness matter?
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume22
dc.date.issued2018
local.identifier.absfor140202 - Economic Development and Growth
local.identifier.ariespublicationU1061771xPUB11
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.wiley.com/en-gb
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationPaudel, Ramesh, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationCooray, Arusha, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage27
local.identifier.doi10.1111/rode.12389
dc.date.updated2019-03-12T07:24:29Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85052511412
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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