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dc.contributor.advisorPham, Van Hoang.
dc.contributor.authorHulyk, Cristin K.
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T15:54:41Z
dc.date.available2012-08-08T15:54:41Z
dc.date.copyright2012-05
dc.date.issued2012-08-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8436
dc.description.abstractService trade is more heavily dependent on communication than commodity trade because its production and consumption occur simultaneously. "Linguistic distance," a measure of how closely the majority languages of two nations are related, is negatively correlated with the quality of communication between countries. I show that linguistic distance has a significant nonlinear effect on the level of service trade. For example, a change from communication between majority languages Russian and Danish to Russian and Czech, a decrease in linguistic distance, corresponds to a 17.1% increase in service exports. Additionally, the linguistic distance to English has a significant effect on service trade and points to the use of English as a vehicle language for trade. The data show that linguistic distance has a larger effect on service trade while physical distance has a larger effect on commodity trade.en_US
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dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectLanguage distance.en_US
dc.subjectService trade.en_US
dc.subjectGravity model.en_US
dc.subjectLanguage barrier.en_US
dc.titleWhat did you say? The effect of language distance on international service trade.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.Eco.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEconomics.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. Dept. of Economics.en_US


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