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Horizontal and Vertical Intra-Industry Trade: The Case of Asean Trade in Manufactures

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  • Dene Hurley
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    For over two decades prior to the Asian Currency crisis of 1997, the economies of the ASEAN-5 underwent an impressive economic expansion while increasing their openness to trade. This paper examines the role of intra-industry trade (IIT) in intra-ASEAN trade. Focusing on trade in manufactures, it breaks down IIT by vertically (VIIT) and horizontally (HIIT) differentiated goods, and identifies country-specific factors which drive them. By 1996, while 60% of the total intra-ASEAN trade constituted IIT, the share of IIT in trade in manufactures was even higher, dominated by VIIT which reflected differences in capital-labor intensity. Market size and foreign direct investment also influenced both VIIT and HIIT. [F14]

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal International Economic Journal.

    Volume (Year): 17 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 1-14

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    1. Vogiatzoglou, Klimis, 2005. "Varieties or Qualities? Horizontal and Vertical Intra-industry Trade within the NAFTA Trade Bloc," Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy, Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade, vol. 6(2).
    2. Jayanthakumaran, Kankesu & Sanidas, Elias, 2005. "The Impact of Unilateral and Regional Trade Liberalisation on the Intra-ASEAN 5 Founding Nations' Exports and Export-GDP Nexus," Economics Working Papers wp05-14, School of Economics, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia.

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