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China’s effect on Latin America’s international trade

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  • Claudio E. Montenegro

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    (World Bank)

  • Mariana Pereira

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    (El Colegio de México)

  • Isidro Soloaga

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    (El Colegio de México)

Abstract

This article presents, through gravity models and a correct definition of what is understood by lost opportunities, an analysis of aggregate trade flows aimed at identifying China’s effects on Latin America’s trade. The results obtained indicate that it is not possible to talk about lost opportunities for Latin America in the Chinese market, since all the groups included in the region present demand elasticities from China that are not lower versus the rest of the regions or country groups.

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Paper provided by El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos in its series Serie documentos de trabajo del Centro de Estudios Económicos with number 2010-08.

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Handle: RePEc:emx:ceedoc:2010-08

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Keywords: bilateral trade; gravity model; Poisson regression; China; Latin America;

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  1. Flückiger, Matthias & Ludwig, Markus, 2013. "Chinese Export Competition, Declining Exports and Adjustments at the Industry and Regional Level in Europe," MPRA Paper 48878, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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