Comparative Advantage Structure of U.S. International Services
AbstractThis paper is an investigation of the comparative advantage structure of United States (U.S.) international trade in services. It appears conclusively that the U.S. has a strong comparative advantage in knowledge-based services. For this study, the author adopts the Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA) index to analyze the structure, and demonstrates that the variances in the RCA deviations indicate a similarity in the export structure between the U.S. and the world. The focus of this study is also on the role of the multinational companies. This view links microeconomic entities and the macroeconomic surroundings.
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Trade in Services; Intellectual Property Rights; Comparative Advantage; Competitive Advantage; Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA); Multinational Companies; Offshoring;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- C02 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Mathematical Economics
- F01 - International Economics - - General - - - Global Outlook
- F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2007-06-30 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2007-06-30 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-INT-2007-06-30 (International Trade)
- NEP-KNM-2007-06-30 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
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