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¿Qué explica las diferencias en el crecimiento de las exportaciones entre los países de renta media?/What Explains the Differences in Exports Growth Across Middle-Income Countries?



    (Deusto Business School, UNIVERSIDAD DE DEUSTO, ESPAÑA.)



    (Departamento de Ecnomía Aplicada II (Estructura Económica). Edificio Departamental Oriental. Facultad de CC.EE. Universidad de Valencia. Avda. Del Tarongers, s/n 46022-Valencia (963828349))

Durante las dos últimas décadas los países de renta media han ganado cuota de mercado en las exportaciones mundiales. Sin embargo, esta tendencia esconde grandes diferencias entre países. El objetivo de este trabajo es explicar estas diferencias. Para ello descomponemos el crecimiento de las exportaciones en dos márgenes: extensivo (diversificación de las relaciones comerciales) e intensivo (aumento del valor de las relaciones comerciales ya existentes). Nuestros resultados muestran que las diferencias en el crecimiento de las exportaciones entre los países de renta media se explican por la capacidad de mantener las relaciones de exportación a lo largo del tiempo y de aumentar el valor de las mismas de forma continuada. En cambio, la diversificación ha jugado un papel poco relevante. One of the most prominent features of world trade over the past two decades is the growth of middle-income countries' market share in world exports. However, this trend hides large differences across countries. The aim of this paper is to explain these differences. To this end we decompose the export growth in two margins: extensive (diversification of trade relations) and intensive (increase in the value of the trade relationships that already exist). Our results show that differences in exports growth across middle-income countries are explained by the survival and deepening of export relationships. However, diversification has played a minor role in explaining the differences in exports growth among middle-income countries.

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Volume (Year): 29 (2011)
Issue (Month): (Diciembre)
Pages: 911 (24 págs.)

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Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:29_3_15
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