Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 294)


Two border effect models capturing the characteristics of agricultural trade based on the Gravity Model are put forward to make a study on China-US border effects in the sector of agricultural trade. Different methods are used to check the robustness of the models. Applying the panel data covering 1987-2005, the empirical results show that the border effects of China-US exist with a great magnitude and tend to drop over time. They differ greatly from the direction of the international trade. Linear model in log-form can well explain the border effects of China-US agricultural trade.


Gravity Model Bilateral Trade Border Effect Agricultural Trade Chinese Region 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Shanghai Maritime UniversityShanghaiChina

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