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GTAP Resource #5371

"Methodological Options for Preparing Merchandise Trade in the GTAP Data Base: Lessons from Past Experiences and Current Approach"
by Gehlhar, Mark

The merchandise trade component of the GTAP database has in the past been constructed using multiple methods varying by year. One reason for this piecemeal approach is that there are differences in reporting conventions leading to highly discrepant bilateral trade flows. The treatment for re-exporting countries has been highly irregular and focused on few countries. This paper outlines a unified and comprehensive approach applied consistently across time. The approach is applied to a set of 231 countries. More than 50 re-exporting countries are treated the same converting total exports to domestic exports and by converting total imports to retained imports. All imported goods at cif values are converted to fob basis prior to the reconciliation step. Results of this approach demonstrate improvement in the stability across years.

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Category: 2017 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 20th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Date: 2017
Version: 1
Created: Gehlhar, M. (4/15/2017)
Updated: Gehlhar, M. (4/15/2017)
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Posted by: Yan, Sen   10/28/2021 9:38:00 AM
The access is not the correct resource