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Agricultural and Consumer Economics - Departmental Seminar

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Agricultural and Consumer Economics
wifi event
Apr 23, 2021   12:00 - 1:00 pm  

ACE Departmental Seminar
Friday, April 23, 2021
12:00-1:00 p.m.

by Zoom (you must be signed into your Zoom account to join)

Meeting ID: 828 9990 8264
Password: 578718

Mark Brown
Chief Economist, Statistics Canada

Firm Networks, Borders, and Regional Economic Integration
(The paper is co-authored with Afshan Dar‐Brodeur and Jesse Tweedle)

Borders reduce interprovincial trade relative to intraprovincial trade. Using trade and firm ownership microdata over a 9‐year period (2004–2012), we show firm ownership networks, like trade flows, diminish with distance and borders and that the estimated effect of provincial borders on trade may fall by almost 75% after accounting for firm networks. This suggests the weaker presence of firm networks across borders has a significant, although statistically imprecise, effect on interprovincial trade. These findings reinforce the view that understanding border effects require not only the identification of barriers to trade but also barriers to investment across borders.

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