Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Legacy Department


Committee Chair/Advisor

Baier, Scott

Committee Member

Dougan , William

Committee Member

Simon , Curtis

Committee Member

Tamura , Robert


This dissertation is composed of two essays. The first uses the gravity equation and data on bilateral trade to investigate colonial patterns. The second also uses bilateral trade and the gravity model. The inquiry in the second essay concerns the causal relation between trade and government expenditures. In addition to bilateral trading pattern, data on tariffs and trade tax revenues is also examined.

Included in

Economics Commons



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