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Trade Sophistication in a Transition Economy: Poland 1980–2009

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  • Mitchell Kellman

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

  • Mitchell Yochanan Shachmurove

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

Abstract

Poland has historically demonstrated exceptional resiliency in the face of change. This paper examines how Poland coped with huge structural realignments from the rise of Solidarity until the present, seeking to provide an objective analysis of Poland’s evolution of trade structures while it developed into a competitive member of the European Union. Employing four methodologically unrelated measures, this study looks at how the degree of sophistication of Poland’s manufactures responded and contributed to these changes. The result is that each distinct index reveals a common trend of rapid adaptation within the competitive environment of the European Union.

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Paper provided by Department of Applied Econometrics, Warsaw School of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 64.

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Date of creation: 06 Nov 2012
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Handle: RePEc:wse:wpaper:64

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Keywords: Trade Patterns in a Transition Economy; Machinery and Transport Equipment; Exports; Poland; Solidarity; Structural Change; Sophistication Indices; Trade Specialization Index; Intra-Industry Trade; Shock Therapy; Revealed Comparative Advantage; Herfendahl- Hirschman Index; Standard International Trade Classification; Compositional Shifts; Data Aggregation; Dispersion; Market Power;

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