Data for: How Much Will the Belt and Road Initiative Reduce Trade Costs?

Published: 26 July 2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/45xgv6hbjg.1
Francois de Soyres, Michele Ruta, Siobhan Murray, Alen Mulabdic, Nadia Rocha


Our paper documents a new database we created, and which provides detailed information on the potential decrease in trade costs associated with the Belt and Road Initiative. For each country-pair-sector, we provide the decrease in shipping time, the value of time, and the associated decrease in trade costs. We also provide a regional database with detailed information at the city-pair level.



Transport, Economics