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Herfindahl-Hirschman Meets International Trade and Development Theories

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  • Mitchell H. Kellman

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    (Department of Economics, The City College of New York, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York)

  • Yochanan Shachmurove

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    (Department of Economics, The City College of New York, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York)

Abstract

To date there does not exist one a generally acceptable measure or index of Specialization in International Trade. Development Economic Theory embraces the expectation of a direct relationship between economic growth and export diversification. However, International Trade Theory supports the association of export expansion with increased specialization. The paper proposes a Specialization Index and applies it to six small developing countries: Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Tunisia and Morocco, during the years of their take offs. Additionally, the index is applied to the two large fast growing economies of Chine and India.

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Paper provided by Department of Applied Econometrics, Warsaw School of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 50.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 23 Jan 2011
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Handle: RePEc:wse:wpaper:50

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Keywords: Trade Specialization Indices; Development Theory; Developing Country Export Compositions; International Trade Theory; Trade in Manufactures; Trade and Transformation; Singapore; South Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; Tunisia; Morocco; China; India.;

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  1. Annamaria Simonazzi & Andrea Ginzburg & Gianluigi Nocella, 2013. "Economic relations between Germany and southern Europe," Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 37(3), pages 653-675.

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