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Rischi dell'integrazione commerciale cinese per il modello di specializzazione internazionale dell'Italia

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  • Alessia Amighini

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    (UNCTAD, Ginevra)

  • Stefano Chiarlone

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    (UniCredit Banca d'Impresa, Milano)

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The increasing outward orientation of the Chinese economy — specialized in the same sectors included in the "Made in Italy" — has raised worries on the future of Italy's international specialization. This paper analyses OECD imports from Italy, France, Spain and China and shows that the Chinese specialization pattern is indeed similar to the Italian one at a sectoral level, but for several products there is no real competitive pressure from Chinese goods, Italian goods being qualitatively better than the Chinese. However, between 1991 and 2002 not only did competitive pressures rise, but also the percentage of trade flows where Italian goods are of a higher quality level decreased, with the exception of some traditional sectors.

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Article provided by SIPI Spa in its journal Rivista di Politica Economica.

Volume (Year): 95 (2005)
Issue (Month): 4 (July-August)
Pages: 63-86

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Handle: RePEc:rpo:ripoec:v:95:y:2005:i:4:p:63-86

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Cited by:
  1. Pierluigi Montalbano & Silvia Nenci, 2011. "Are the Emerging Economies a Threat to the Italian Competitiveness?," QA - Rivista dell'Associazione Rossi-Doria, Associazione Rossi Doria, issue 4, December.
  2. Alessia Amighini, 2004. "China in the international fragmentation of production: Evidence from the ICT industry," KITeS Working Papers 151, KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy, revised Jan 2004.
  3. Giorgia Giovannetti, Marco Sanfilippo and Margherita Velucchi, 2012. "The impact of China on manufacturing exports of Italy and Germany," RSCAS Working Papers 2012/26, European University Institute.
  4. Giorgia Giovannetti & Marco Sanfilippo & Margherita Velucchi, 2011. "The “China effect” on EU Exports to OECD markets – A focus on Italy," Working Papers - Economics wp2011_17.rdf, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze per l'Economia e l'Impresa.

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