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Developing economic cooperation in modern conditions. The case of Ukraine and China


  • Natalya CHERNENKO

    () (Associate professor, PhD, Kyiv, Ukraine)


    (Doctor of Sciences, Professor of Economics` Enterprise Department, State Higher Education Institution “National Mining University”, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine)

  • Harry RANDHAWA

    (Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, San Francisco, USA)


Ukraine and People's Republic of China (PRC) are cooperating in some areas like: machinery, transportation etc. China is interested in partnering with Ukraine for selling Chinese consumer goods. Ukraine is interested in selling raw materials to China. To study this possible cross-border cooperation and commercial relationship, the current paper uses the "intensity of interaction" (namely, the depth of integration) model, which is based upon the existing “gravity model”. The index for existing model has been obtained by adding a “dummy variable” in the standard "gravity model" which reflects the influence of regional nuances upon the level and direction of trade flow. The strategic partner relationship must be based on: "complementing" the economic structure of the partners, which means equality in the relationship and lack of significant disparities.

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  • Natalya CHERNENKO & Leonid SOLODOVNYK & Harry RANDHAWA, 2017. "Developing economic cooperation in modern conditions. The case of Ukraine and China," CES Working Papers, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 9(2), pages 87-96, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:jes:wpaper:y:2017:v:9:i:2:p:87-96

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    1. James E. Anderson & Eric van Wincoop, 2003. "Gravity with Gravitas: A Solution to the Border Puzzle," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 93(1), pages 170-192, March.
    2. Matthieu Bussière & Jarko Fidrmuc & Bernd Schnatz, 2005. "Trade Integration of Central and Eastern European Countries: Lessons from a Gravity Model," Working Papers 105, Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Austrian Central Bank).
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    the gravity model; strategic partnership; scientific-technical cooperation; Ukraine - China relationship;

    JEL classification:

    • F5 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy
    • F6 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization


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