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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: How migrants’ food tastes shape international agro-food trade
Authors: Kohler, Andreas
Wunderlich, Anne
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2021.1912695
Published in: Applied Economics Letters
Volume(Issue): 29
Issue: 5
Pages: 469
Pages to: 476
Issue Date: 19-Apr-2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1350-4851
Language: English
Subjects: International trade; Migration; Food
Subject (DDC): 337: International economics and commerce
Abstract: We identify and quantify the effect of food tastes on international trade flows. Based on a novel data set including all ingredients in the national dishes of 171 countries, we construct a measure for similarity in food tastes between countries. We identify the effect of tastes on bilateral food trade flows by exploiting that migrants’ tastes differ from the tastes of their host country. Our results show that the effect of migration on trade decreases the more similar tastes are between a migrant’s country of origin and her host country. Thus, we can show that tastes do matter for international trade flows, and are able to quantify their effect.
Further description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Applied Economics Letters, available online: 19 April 2021
Fulltext version: Accepted version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Restricted until: 2022-10-20
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Winterthur Institute of Health Economics (WIG)
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