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Effects of Timeliness on the Trade Pattern between Primary and Processed Goods

Effects of Timeliness on the Trade Pattern between Primary and Processed Goods »

Volume/Issue: 2017/44

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Suprabha Baniya

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 March 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475585537.001

ISBN: 9781475585537

Keywords: Comparative advantage, Trade, Transportation Infrastructure, Time Sensitivity, Input-Output Linkages, Global Value Chains, Intermediate Inputs, Trade Costs, Logistics, General

This paper investigates the effect of timeliness in accessing the intermediate inputs on the trade pattern. In particular, any country that has a higher ability to transport goods on time has a comparative advantag...

Small Island States in the Pacific
			: the Tyranny of Distance

Small Island States in the Pacific : the Tyranny of Distance »

Volume/Issue: 2012/223

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chris Becker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475510263.001

ISBN: 9781475510263

Keywords: microstate, economies of scale, geographic isolation, economic outcomes, per capita income, neighboring countries, transport costs, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Economic Development: Regional

This paper seeks to document key characteristics of small island states in the Pacific. It restricts itself to a limited number of indicators which are macro-orientated - population, fertility of land, ability to t...