The Relative Sophistication of Chinese Exports
AbstractThis paper examines the relative "sophistication" of China's exports to the United States along two dimensions. First, I compare China's export bundle to those of the relatively skill- and capital-abundant members of the OECD as well as to similarly endowed U.S. trading partners. Second, I examine prices within product categories to determine if China's varieties command a premium relative to its level of development.
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Date of creation: Apr 2006
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Publication status: published as Peter K. Schott, 2008. "The relative sophistication of Chinese exports," Economic Policy, CEPR, CES, MSH, vol. 23, issue 53, pages 5-49, 01.
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- F1 - International Economics - - Trade
- F2 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business
- F4 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2006-04-29 (All new papers)
- NEP-CNA-2006-04-29 (China)
- NEP-DEV-2006-04-29 (Development)
- NEP-INT-2006-04-29 (International Trade)
- NEP-SEA-2006-04-29 (South East Asia)
- NEP-TRA-2006-04-29 (Transition Economics)
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