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The Philippine export portfolio in the product space: potentials, possibilities and policy challenges

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  • Connie Bayudan-Dacuycuy

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    (Economics Department, Ateneo de Manila University)

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Using the product space and the index for product level sophistication, the performance of the Philippines' export basket is analyzed. Results indicate that while currently it has limited options for diversification, the country can still produce sophisticated exports given significant transformation of its production structure. Specific exports that have the potential to evolve into sophisticated rich-country goods are also identified.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 32 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 59-66

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-11-00118

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Keywords: export sophistication; product space; diversification; Philippines;

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  1. Ricardo Hausmann & Dani Rodrik, 2002. "Economic Development as Self-Discovery," NBER Working Papers 8952, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Tecson, Gwendolyn R., 1992. "Performance, Competitiveness and Structure of Philippine Manufacturing Industries: A Research Design," Working Papers WP 1992-02, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  3. Jusús Crespo Cuaresma & Julia Wörz, 2003. "On export composition and growth," Vienna Economics Papers 0309, University of Vienna, Department of Economics.
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