Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinteco.2003.11.003
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dc.titleHow good are trade and telephone call traffic in bridging income gaps and TFP gaps?
dc.contributor.authorWong, W.-K.
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-24T06:55:41Z
dc.date.available2011-02-24T06:55:41Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationWong, W.-K. (2004). How good are trade and telephone call traffic in bridging income gaps and TFP gaps?. Journal of International Economics 64 (2) : 441-463. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinteco.2003.11.003
dc.identifier.issn00221996
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/20020
dc.description.abstractThis paper empirically evaluates the relative importance of embodied vs. disembodied idea flows in explaining income gaps and total factor productivity (TFP) gaps. Trade is used as a measure of embodied idea flows and telephone call traffic a measure of disembodied flows. Since both trade and telephone traffic may be endogenous, this paper uses the geographic, linguistic, and colonial components of trade and telephone traffic as instruments to identify their effects on income and TFP. The results provide little support for the embodied object models when both trade and telephone traffic are included in the regressions. Telephone traffic has a quantitatively larger effect on income per worker and TFP than trade.©2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectEmbodied and disembodied idea flows
dc.subjectIncome gaps
dc.subjectTelephone traffic
dc.subjectTFP gaps
dc.subjectTrade
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentECONOMICS
dc.description.doi10.1016/j.jinteco.2003.11.003
dc.description.sourcetitleJournal of International Economics
dc.description.volume64
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.page441-463
dc.identifier.isiut000224281400009
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