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Globalization and Country-Specific Service Links

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    The Jones-Kierzkowski model of global fragmentation of production draws attention to the cost and efficiency of “service links” connecting “production blocks” in different countries. Country-specific service links include transport and telecommunications infrastructure and the overall business climate. Mobile factors of production, most prominently foreign direct investment (FDI), can shop around for countries with the most functional and inexpensive service links along with low labor costs. Those countries with favorable business climates and well-functioning service links are able to attract FDI and other mobile inputs, and participate in international production networks. We provide evidence that successful exporters of manufactures, notably in East Asia, have relatively favorable service links. A crosssection analysis of manufactured exports and of FDI in manufacturing confirms the importance of service link infrastructure.

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    Paper provided by Economics Section, The Graduate Institute of International Studies in its series IHEID Working Papers with number 05-2007.

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    Length: 33 pages
    Date of creation: May 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:gii:giihei:heiwp05-2007

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    1. Debaere, Peter & Görg, Holger & Raff, Horst, 2010. "Greasing the Wheels of International Commerce: How Services Facilitate Firms' International Sourcing," IZA Discussion Papers 4729, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. Henryk Kierzkowski & Lurong Chen, 2007. "Outsourcing and Trade Imbalances: The U.S: - China Case," DEGIT Conference Papers c012_003, DEGIT, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade.

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