State visits and international trade
Nitsch, Volker ;  ;  Universität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft

Main titleState visits and international trade
AuthorNitsch, Volker
EditorUniversität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft
No. of Pages24 S.
Series ; 2007,3 : Volkswirtschaftliche Reihe
Keywordshead; president; government; politics; gravity
Classification (DDC)332 Financial economics
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AbstractPoliticians travel extensively abroad, for various reasons. One purpose of external visits is to improve bilateral economic relations. In this paper, I examine the effect of state visits on international trade. I use a large data set covering the travel activities of the heads of state of France, Germany and the United States between 1948 and 2003. My results indicate that state and official visits are indeed positively correlated with exports. A typical visit is associated with higher bilateral exports by about 8 to 10 per cent, holding other things constant.
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FU DepartmentDepartment Business and Economics
Year of publication2007
Type of documentBook
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