Working Paper: State Foreign Export Patterns
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The pattern of U.S. state exports to foreign destination which states export which goods to which destinations encompassing all states, destinations, and manufacturing subsectors, has not been studied despite the high profile role of exports in the public consciousness. Currently there is not a clear description of facts characterizing state exports in the data. Using research methods inspired by both firm and country level empirical international trade on a cross section of state export data obtains a uniform description of seventeen state export behavior stylized facts that any state trade theory must explain.