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Indiana University Bloomington


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The department is home to the authors of Managerial Economics and Business Strategy and Games and Information: An Introduction to Game Theory, two of the nation’s leading textbooks in the field.

Research and Publications

Journal Articles

Heterogeneous Distance-Elasticities in Trade Gravity Models

2006, Economics Letters

Michele U. Fratianni, Heejoon Kang


We show that statistically and economically significant heterogeneity exists in the distance elasticity in trade gravity models. Distance elasticities critically depend on whether trading partners belong to the OECD and whether they are Christian or Islam countries. 


Kang, Heejoon and Michele U. Fratianni (2006), “Heterogeneous Distance-Elasticities in Trade Gravity Models,” Economics Letters, 90, 2006, pp. 68-71.


OECD, religion, trade flows