The International Trade Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal description

International Trade Journal is a quarterly journal of high professional standards devoted to both the theoretical and practical aspects of international trade. It is a refereed journal intended for the exchange of ideas among academicians, government officials, and both macro- and micro-practitioners of international trade. Its editorial objective is to provide a forum for the scholarly exchange of research findings and of significant conceptual or theoretical contributions to the field.

Current impact factor: 0.00

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Website International Trade Journal website
Other titles International trade journal (Online), The international trade journal
ISSN 0885-3908
OCLC 41545638
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

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    • Publisher last contacted on 25/03/2014
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  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: The paper shows that the number of documents required to export and import tend to increase the time cost of shipments. However, this relationship is far from simplistic, varying sharply in magnitude depending on the income level and the size of the country. Specifically, the increase in the time cost of increased documentation is much larger for countries that are relatively poor and large in size. One interpretation of this finding is that the relatively rich countries that have more resources and the relatively small countries that rely more on trade invest more in building efficient documentation systems. Hence, increased documentation adds less to the time cost at the margin as income level rises and country size becomes smaller. At a broader level, our findings suggest caution in interpreting how input-based measures such as the number of required documents to trade affect the quality of the business environment as far as the associated cost is concerned.
    The International Trade Journal 12/2015; forthcoming. DOI:10.1080/08853908.2015.1045637
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    ABSTRACT: This article investigates distributional effects of globalization using new comparable panel data for Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and non-OIC developing countries from 1965 to 2010. The results show that the Kuznets Curve does not exist in OIC countries, while it holds in non-OIC countries. International trade tends to widen income inequality in OIC countries while it helps to ameliorate inequalities in non-OIC countries. Financial development decreases inequality only in OIC countries. The study concludes that OIC countries are different from non-OIC countries in their exposure to globalization.
    The International Trade Journal 04/2015; 29(3):1-20. DOI:10.1080/08853908.2015.1024899
  • The International Trade Journal 03/2015; 29(2). DOI:10.1080/08853908.2015.1009267
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    ABSTRACT: Empirical studies on the impact of currency devaluation or depreciation on the trade balance still continue to occupy the literature. These studies have evolved from using aggregate to disaggregated data. The findings, however, have been mixed. Previous research using aggregate trade flows of Indonesia with the rest of the world or bilateral data between Indonesia and the U.S. as one of its major trading partners found no significant relation between rupiah-dollar rate and Indonesia’s bilateral trade balances. In this article, we disaggregate the trade flows between Indonesia and the U.S. by commodity and show that the trade balances of at least nine out of 23 industries react to exchange rate changes favorably in the long run.
    The International Trade Journal 03/2015; 29(2). DOI:10.1080/08853908.2015.1005779
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    ABSTRACT: This article provides empirical evidence that labor unions can influence firms’ international outsourcing decisions in the U.S. manufacturing sector. There is a negative effect of the current level of unionism and a positive effect of the previous level of unionism on the firms’ international outsourcing intensity. Our results support the proposition put forward by Lommerud et al. (2009) that labor unions hinder firms’ international outsourcing behavior, if the decision to outsource is made no later than the wage-employment bargaining. However, stronger labor unions still induce international outsourcing if firms’ decisions are made subsequent to wage-employment bargaining.
    The International Trade Journal 03/2015; 29(2). DOI:10.1080/08853908.2014.1001537
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    ABSTRACT: This article uses a new tailor-made data set to empirically investigate the link between firm age and the extensive and intensive margins of exports for the first time for Germany. Results turn out to be fully in line with theoretical considerations. Older firms are more often exporters, export more and more different goods to more different destination countries, and export to more distant destination markets.
    The International Trade Journal 03/2015; 29(2). DOI:10.1080/08853908.2014.984796
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, within the framework of the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC), we empirically investigate the effects of regional openness to foreign direct investment (FDI) and regional economic growth on pollution emission across the Chinese provinces. Our analysis shows FDI contributes to more serious pollution emission, where the effect of the former on the latter is realized through the former’s impacts on the input of natural resources or the industry mix, either of which is associated with the level of total factor productivity. Our analysis also shows that with the continuous growth of output and per capita output, pollution emission and pollution emission intensity would both first rise and then fall, which lends support to the EKC hypothesis.
    The International Trade Journal 01/2015; 29(3):1-16. DOI:10.1080/08853908.2014.1001538
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    ABSTRACT: This article employs a spatial econometric model to examine whether China’s exports are affected by political risk, economic integration, and spatial effects. The results show that as China’s economy has grown, a home market effect is evident for its exports. A higher level of economic integration is beneficial to China’s exports. A substitutive relationship is discovered between China’s OFDI and exports. In addition, the higher income per capita of partner countries and the high degree of economic openness are both beneficial to China’s exports. The partner countries of China, with their higher values of export trade, have been mostly countries with lower political risk.
    The International Trade Journal 01/2015; 29(3):1-21. DOI:10.1080/08853908.2014.1001536
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    ABSTRACT: This study suggests an augmented trade cost function, with correction for nonstationarity, and applies it to estimate bilateral iceberg trade costs of OECD countries during 1988–2010. We show that trade costs have not been reduced during recent decades, but also exhibit an upward trend in geographical, institutional, and cultural components. Our findings also indicate that bilateral and multilateral trade resistances are asymmetrically distributed across the OECD area, particularly for intra-continent trade and for trade between countries at different levels of economic development. A convergence process is, however, detected between developed and developing countries.
    The International Trade Journal 01/2015; 29(2):1-27. DOI:10.1080/08853908.2014.990071
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    ABSTRACT: Econometric estimates of exchange rate pass-through usually assume that 100% of the exporter’s costs are denominated in the exporter’s currency. However, the literature on trade in value added indicates that a country’s exports often include imported intermediates with costs that may be denominated in other currencies. Using international input–output tables, we analyze whether unrealistic assumptions about the currency denomination of costs can explain some of the evidence of partial exchange rate pass-through in the econometrics literature. We find that models of exchange rate pass-through that rely on the usual cost assumption are likely to significantly understate pass-through rates.
    The International Trade Journal 01/2015; 29(1). DOI:10.1080/08853908.2014.966929
  • The International Trade Journal 01/2015; 29(1). DOI:10.1080/08853908.2015.976474
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    ABSTRACT: This study intends to quantify the potential effect of the implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on China’s textiles and apparel exports. Results show that, first, China’s apparel exports to the United States, Japan, and the NAFTA region will significantly decline after the TPP. Second, trade diversion effect caused by Japan will negatively offset the potential expansion of China’s textile exports to Vietnam and other Asian TPP members after the TPP. Third, Japan’s accession to the TPP will impose substantial negative impact on China’s textile and apparel exports in the TPP era.
    The International Trade Journal 01/2015; 29(1). DOI:10.1080/08853908.2014.933686
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    ABSTRACT: Since April 2010, the government of Indonesia has imposed an export tax on cocoa beans that aims to increase the availability of the cocoa beans for domestic processing companies at an affordable price. The objective of this article is to analyze the effect of the export tax on farmers and the supply chain. This study was conducted by a survey in North Luwu, South Sulawesi, which is the central production area of cocoa beans in Indonesia. The results show that, after the export tax was imposed, farmers maintained the same marketing channel, but margins decreased on the exporters’ side.
    The International Trade Journal 01/2015; 29(1). DOI:10.1080/08853908.2014.941048
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    ABSTRACT: Turkey is a developing, small, open economy with a volatile growth pattern. One of the major problems of its economy is the current account deficit (CAD) problem. Analyzing the current account deficit, one faces more than one transmission channel: (i) credit growth would increase GDP growth and the CAD; (ii) increases in growth would cause real exchange rate appreciation, thereby increasing imports and the CAD; and (iii) increases in capital inflows would result in exchange rate appreciation, which would stimulate imports and discourage exports, increasing the CAD. This article analyzes these transmission mechanisms to CAD by using a vector autoregression (VAR) methodology for the period 1987Q1 to 2011Q4.
    The International Trade Journal 01/2015; 29(1). DOI:10.1080/08853908.2014.933687
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    ABSTRACT: The United States is engaged in two huge trade negotiations—the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership—that will have a profound impact on our economy and on the world trade system. These agreements can be an important template for new rules governing world trade, and they address some important new areas, such as regulatory issues. However, if they are to be a good template, U.S. negotiators have to alter some of their proposals, and these new agreements have to prohibit predatory trade practices, such as currency manipulation.
    The International Trade Journal 10/2014; 28(5). DOI:10.1080/08853908.2014.953429
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    ABSTRACT: This study examined the revealed comparative advantage (RCA) of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) on the export of five merchandise subsectors (during 1995 to 2010) using the World Development Indicators database. Despite improvements observed, SSA’s and LAC’s trade share and economic integration are low. LAC has stronger RCA than SSA in export of food items though the gap in their competitiveness is not wide. The SSA region has higher RCA in export of agricultural raw materials, fuel, and ores and metals than LAC. Both regions have revealed comparative disadvantage in the export of manufactures, though lesser in LAC.
    The International Trade Journal 10/2014; 28(5). DOI:10.1080/08853908.2014.952851
  • The International Trade Journal 10/2014; 28(5). DOI:10.1080/08853908.2014.953427
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    ABSTRACT: When foreign companies invest in other countries, cultural differences emerge that affect the employees’ productivity. There are several studies regarding the different cultural factors that affect company and employee productivity, not only in the psychological domain, but also in the organizational domain. A survey was developed to study and assess the psychological and organizational cultural factors that can affect the performance of the employee in foreign companies established in the northeast of Mexico. The results show that leadership style and family values are the most important factors influencing the performance of the worker.
    The International Trade Journal 10/2014; 28(5). DOI:10.1080/08853908.2014.952852