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Import Diversification along the Growth Path

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  • Esteban Jaimovich

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We provide evidence showing that the degree of diversification of import sources of finely disaggregated commodities rises monotonically along the growth path. This result is robust to different measures of import diversification and the inclusion of a large set of additional control variables. In addition, we show the process of rising import diversification takes place as countries gradually increase their spending shares in imports originating from relatively distant exporters.

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Paper provided by Collegio Carlo Alberto in its series Carlo Alberto Notebooks with number 242.

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Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:cca:wpaper:242

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Keywords: Bilateral trade; import diversication; product variety;

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  5. Aleksandra PARTEKA & Massimo TAMBERI, 2012. "Relative product diversification in the course of economic development: import-export analysis," Departmental Working Papers 2012-23, Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods at Università degli Studi di Milano.

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