Determinants of Export Specialization in ICT Products: A Cross-Country Analysis
AbstractIn this paper the determinants of ICT export specialization are investigated with a panel- econometric analysis, which includes 28 countries. ICT exports are broken down into three broad ICT product groups (electronic data processing machines, integrated circuits and electronic components, and telecommunications equipment), and the determinants are examined for each of the above product categories. Our results indicate that technology factors, such as Research & Development expenditure and human capital constitute significant determinants. However, other deterministic factors, related to more recent trade theories, seem to be relatively more important.
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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 2009
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Export specialization; Information and Communications Technology (ICT); ICT exports; Panel data analysis;
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- F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order; Noneconomic International Organizations;; Economic Integration and Globalization: General
- F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
- F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-01-30 (All new papers)
- NEP-ICT-2010-01-30 (Information & Communication Technologies)
- NEP-INT-2010-01-30 (International Trade)
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