Open Economies Review

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 697–720

Exporting Spatial Externalities

  • Andrew J. Cassey
  • Katherine N. Schmeiser
  • Andreas Waldkirch
Research Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11079-016-9394-z

Cite this article as:
Cassey, A.J., Schmeiser, K.N. & Waldkirch, A. Open Econ Rev (2016) 27: 697. doi:10.1007/s11079-016-9394-z


Using spatial econometrics, we estimate the effect of externalities generated by neighbors’ exports on place-level exports, explicitly modeling the distance to those neighbors. We find there is a positive effect of neighbors’ exports on exports to the same country but less so for exporting generally. We also find that using a spatial-weights term based on the physical distance between exporters greatly outperforms a dichotomous measure based on exporters in the same region. The results are robust to alternative definitions of the spatial weight.


Externalities Exports Distance Spatial econometrics Russia 

JEL Classification

C21 F14 R14 

Funding information

Funder NameGrant NumberFunding Note
Agricultural Marketing Service

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    © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016

    Authors and Affiliations

    • Andrew J. Cassey
      • 1
    • Katherine N. Schmeiser
      • 2
    • Andreas Waldkirch
      • 3
    1. 1.School of Economic SciencesWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA
    2. 2.Department of EconomicsMt. Holyoke CollegeSouth HadleyUSA
    3. 3.Department of EconomicsColby CollegeWatervilleUSA

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