Two-Way International Trade And Production In Italy: A Country/Industry Specific Analysis
AbstractEconomic interactions among high-income developed countries are characterized by high degrees of both intra-industry trade and intra-industry affiliate production and sales. Similar high-income countries both heavily trade with and invest into each other. This paper examines the determinants of Italian intra-industry trade and intra-industry production with most European trading partners using a dataset where variables are different not only between countries but also between sectors of the same country. Using different econometric methods, the results obtained suggest that intra-industry trade and intra-industry production tend to share the same determinants; in particular they are higher as the two partner countries are more similar in relative factor endowments (physical and technological capital), in relative country size and are less geographically distant.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Matematiche e Statistiche, Universita' di Foggia in its series Quaderni DSEMS with number 19-2007.
Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2007
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intra-industry trade; intra-industry foreign direct investment.;
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- Filippo Reganati & Rosanna Pittiglio, 2007. "Two-way international trade and production in Italy: a country/industry specific analysis," STUDI ECONOMICI, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2007(91), pages 75-89.
- F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
- F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
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- NEP-ALL-2008-02-16 (All new papers)
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