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Neighbors and the Evolution of the Comparative Advantage of Nations: Evidence of International Knowledge Diffusion? Ricardo Hausmann, August 2013, Paper. "The literature on knowledge diffusion shows that it decays strongly with distance. In this paper we document that the probability that a product is added to a country’s export basket is, on average, 65% larger if a neighboring country is a successful exporter of that same product. For existing products, having a neighbor with comparative advantage in them is associated with a growth of exports that is higher by 1.5 percent per annum. While..." Link