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Global production sharing and trade patterns in East Asia

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  • Prema-chandra Athukorala

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This paper analyzes trade patterns in East Asia, with special reference to the implications of the development of global production sharing. It examines the nature and extent of global production sharing and the role of East Asian countries within global production networks. It also highlights the rise of China and it’s positioning within these production networks, explores the implications of engagement in global production sharing for growth patterns, and analyzes the pattern of trade contraction across countries and types of goods during the global financial crisis (2008-2009).

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Paper provided by The Australian National University, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics in its series Departmental Working Papers with number 2013-10.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: 2013
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Handle: RePEc:pas:papers:2013-10

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Keywords: trade patterns; East Asia; China; global production sharing; production networks;

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