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Controversial issues in factors determining intra-industry trade

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  • Imre Ferto
  • Károly Attila Soós

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We examine some controversial country-specific factors influencing vertical and horizontal intra-industry trade including foreign direct investment and income distributions. As concerns, the effect of differences in countries’ levels of economic development (richness), both theories and econometric estimation results are diverging (basically concerning the share of vertical intra-industry trade). Our purpose is getting closer to the right answers to these more or less open questions, and the basic particularity of our analysis is the examination of the issues in the trade between countries with various differences of richness.

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Volume (Year): 4 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1/2 ()
Pages: 132-148

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Handle: RePEc:ids:ijecbr:v:4:y:2012:i:1/2:p:132-148

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Keywords: FDI; foreign direct investment; income distribution; economic development; country-specific factors; vertical trade; horizontal trade; richness; econometric estimations; EU; European Union; member states; Austria; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Ireland; Italy; Holland; Netherlands; Portugal; Spain; Sweden; United Kingdom; UK; Belgium; Luxembourg; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Estonia; Hungary; Latvia; Lithuania; Poland; Romania; Slovakia; Slovenia; Belarus; Kazakhstan; Moldova; Russia; Ukraine; Russian Federation; economics; business research; intra-industry trade.;

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