May 1, 2009

The determinants of trade duration

Brown Bag Lunch

Wednesday 6 May 2009

12h15 - R3

Ana Cristina Molina

The determinants of trade duration

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to explore the patterns of trade duration across regions and to identify its determinants. Using the semi-parametric Cox survival model, we evaluate the effects of country and product characteristics, as well as of trade cost variables on the duration of trade relationships from 96 countries from 1995 to 2006.