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Infrastructure, geographical disadvantage and transport costs

Author: Nuno Limão; Anthony Venables; World Bank. Development Research Group. Trade.
Publisher: Washington, DC : World Bank, Development Research Group, Trade, [1999]
Series: Policy research working papers, 2257.
Edition/Format:   Book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The median landlocked country has only 30 percent of the trade volume of the median coastal economy. Halving transport costs increases that trade volume by a factor of five. Improving the standard of infrastructure from that of the bottom quarter of countries to that of the median country increases trade by 50 percent. Inproving infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa is especially important for increasing African  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Econometric models
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Limão, Nuno.
Infrastructure, geographical disadvantage and transport costs.
Washington, DC : World Bank, Development Research Group, Trade, [1999]
(OCoLC)646951246
Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nuno Limão; Anthony Venables; World Bank. Development Research Group. Trade.
OCLC Number: 43188469
Notes: "December 1999"--Cover.
Description: 39 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Series Title: Policy research working papers, 2257.
Responsibility: Nuno Limão, Anthony Venables.

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The median landlocked country has only 30 percent of the trade volume of the median coastal economy. Halving transport costs increases that trade volume by a factor of five. Improving the standard of infrastructure from that of the bottom quarter of countries to that of the median country increases trade by 50 percent. Inproving infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa is especially important for increasing African trade.

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