september 2007
8 p.

The study carried out by the CEPII uses the econometric tools habitually applied to the world economy to analyse the factors determining trade in cultural goods and services. It shows that the usual factors, distance among them, continue to be relevant. The “border effects” calculated for the cinema are strong. Trade in cultural goods, by revealing the complexity of the “cultural distance” between countries (not at all easy to measure), makes a significant contribution to understanding trade as a whole.