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Affinities and frictions of trade networks
Infrastruktur, Kungliga Tekniska högskolan/Infrastructure and Planning, Royal Institute of Technology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
1994 (English)In: The annals of regional science, ISSN 0570-1864, Vol. 28, no 3, 243-261 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This paper formulates a theoretical framework in which the analysis starts with supplier-customer links of micro type. From this we derive aggregate trade links between nodes in a spatial network. It is shown how affinities and barriers shape and influence the establishment of customer links, and how this forms aggregate patterns of flows. The framework is applied to three types of models for determining trade patterns — random discrete choice, information theory and gravity models. Essentially equivalent solutions are derived.

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1994. Vol. 28, no 3, 243-261 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-24639DOI: 10.1007/BF01581796OAI: diva2:226952
This paper was presented in draft form at an International Workshop on Trade, Knowledge and the Network Economy, held in December 1992 in Mallacoota, Australia. Available from: 2009-07-08 Created: 2009-07-08

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