Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-2323
Title: Bilateral trade asymmetries: a case study of Switzerland : why is there an important lack of accuracy in trade data?
Authors : Pfister, René
Advisors / Reviewers : Ursprung, Dominique
Extent : 128
Publisher / Ed. Institution : ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Winterthur
Issue Date: 2018
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial - No derivatives 4.0 International
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 337: International economics and commerce
Abstract: The accuracy of international trade data can be rather questionable as in some cases large asymmetries in bilateral trade statistics result. Bilateral trade asymmetries are also referred to as mirror discrepancies and occur when the declared value of a country's imports does not correspond to the value of exports declared by its trading partner. Such mirror discrepancies are problematic because they jeopardize the quality of international merchandise trade statistics (IMTS) and thus lead to misreported bilateral deficits or surpluses, which in turn can motivate policy-makers to adopt ill-considered economic decisions. In order to improve the overall quality of IMTS, it is of utmost importance to understand the various factors that lead to mirror discrepancies.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Publication type: Bachelor Thesis
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-2323
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/13447
Appears in Collections:BSc International Management

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