International Transactions and Regionalism: Distinguishing 'Insiders' from 'Outsiders',
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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The central conclusion from the empirical work is that geographic distance is only one among several persistent and significant influences on international transactions. Some of the other influences--specifically, economic size, culture, economic and technological structure--have relatively greater individual or collective effects than does distance, and all of these other influences trade off against distance at measurable rates that frequently favor the non-distance influences on transactions.
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