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  • Hausmann, Ricardo

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  • Hwang, Jason
  • Rodrik, Dani

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When local cost discovery generates knowledge spillovers, specialization patterns become partly indeterminate and the mix of goods that a country produces may have important implications for economic growth. We demonstrate this proposition formally and adduce some empirical support for it. We construct an index of the "income level of a country's exports," document its properties, and show that it predicts subsequent economic growth. [Jointly published as Center for International Development Working Paper No. 123 and KSG Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP05-063.]

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Paper provided by Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government in its series Working Paper Series with number rwp05-063.

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