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Report | 2013
Road Connectivity and the Border Effect
Author(s): Braconier, Henrik ; Pisu, Mauro
Several studies have reported a large negative effect of national borders on the volume of trade. We provide new estimates of the border effect for continental Europe using road rather than great circle – or “as-crows-fly” – distance. Road distances for 48 180 European city pairs have been extracted from Bing Maps Routing Services. As our dataset...