On the accuracy of international foreign trade statistics (1909-1935): Morgensten Revisited

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dc.contributor.author Federico, Giovanni
dc.contributor.author Tena Junguito, Antonio
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-23T11:29:10Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-23T11:29:10Z
dc.date.issued 1991
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Explorations in Economic History, 1991, vol. 28, nº 3, p.259-273
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/5758
dc.description.abstract This work questions Morgenstern's pessimistic results on the reliability of aggregate international foreign trade statistics: His comparisons using pairs of countries can only test the misclassification of a country's trade flow. Aggregation, by contrast, eliminates this problem. Therefore, testing the total value of imports and exports with the sum of the same trade flows as registered by their partner countries' statistics, leads to more encouraging conclusions on the aggregate data. Our results strengthen considerably one's trust in the reliability of pre-World War 11 foreign trade statistics. Diversity in individual countries' accuracy indexes can be partially explained by differences in freight factors and also by minor differences in compilation.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.title On the accuracy of international foreign trade statistics (1909-1935): Morgensten Revisited
dc.type article
dc.type.review PeerReviewed
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.subject.eciencia Historia
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dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 259
dc.identifier.publicationissue 3
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 273
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Explorations in Economic History
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 28
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