The NTIS website and supporting ordering systems are undergoing a major upgrade from 8PM on September 25th through approximately October 6. During that time, much of the functionality, including subscription and product ordering, shipping, etc., will not be available. You may call NTIS at 1-800-553-6847 or (703) 605-6000 to place an order but you should expect delayed shipment. Please do NOT include credit card numbers in any email you might send NTIS.
Documents in the NTIS Technical Reports collection are the results of federally funded research. They are directly submitted to or collected by NTIS from Federal agencies for permanent accessibility to industry, academia and the public.  Before purchasing from NTIS, you may want to check for free access from (1) the issuing organization's website; (2) the U.S. Government Printing Office's Federal Digital System website; (3) the federal government Internet portal; or (4) a web search conducted using a commercial search engine such as
Accession Number PB2013-102952
Title U.S.-Canada Border Effect was Smaller than Previously Thought, and Has Becoming Even Smaller.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 47p
Personal Author H. Ishise M. Matsuo
Abstract We revisit the effect of the U.S.-Canada national border on trade, considering to what extent the border reduces trade when observable economic factors are controlled. A reexamination of the data yields estimates of the border effect that are 50% higher than previously expected (Feenstra, 2004); however, the nonlinearity of the estimation and distance measure reduce the effect by 65%. We therefore conclude that the border effect in 1993 had a factor of 4.10. This figure is 15% lower than the effect proposed by previous research. We also calculate the border effect for subsequent years and find that this effect steadily decreased to a low of 3.21 in 2007. Interestingly, a traditional linear methodology cannot be used to identify this decline clearly.
Keywords Border control
Economic factors
International trade
Transportation systems
United Sstates

Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
NTIS Subject Category 96C - International Commerce, Marketing, & Economics
85 - Transportation
Corporate Author Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number MATC-25-1121-0001-473

Science and Technology Highlights

See a sampling of the latest scientific, technical and engineering information from NTIS in the NTIS Technical Reports Newsletter

Acrobat Reader Mobile    Acrobat Reader