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Trade Integration in Latin America: A Network Perspective, Kimberly Beaton, Aliona Cebotari, Xiaodan Ding, Andras Komaromi

Abstract
The paper applies a network analysis framework to analyze the regional and global integration of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries. We compare network-based measures of trade integration to conventional measures, decomposing integration along several dimensions to better understand the sources of trade connectivity and their impact on growth. The paper finds that LAC countries are relatively well integrated in terms of links to diversified markets, but the strength of those links is weak. Comparing trade integration to predictions from gravity models, we find many LAC countries have significant scope to improve connectivity and increase their roles in regional and world trade networks
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Trade Integration in Latin America: A Network Perspective -- I. INTRODUCTION -- II. DATA AND METHODOLOGY -- III. HOW INTEGRATED IS LAC IN THE WORLD TRADE NETWORK? -- IV. INTEGRATION IN ACTUAL VERSUS BENCHMARK TRADE NETWORKS -- V. CONCLUSIONS -- VI. REFERENCES
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (34 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781484307090

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