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Gross Exports Versus Value-Added Exports: Determinants and Policy Implications for Manufacturing Sectors in Selected CEE Countries

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  • Magdalena Olczyk
  • Aleksandra Kordalska

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This article assesses the impact of selected determinants on both value-added exports and gross exports for seven CEE economies, based on thirteen manufacturing subsectors for the years 1995–2011. The results show a decrease in domestic value-added, especially in high-tech industries. The impact of the determinants, except for vertical specialization, is similar for exports in value-added and in gross terms. The results indicate that labor productivity and highly skilled employees have a greater impact on generating domestic value-added. CEE countries do not achieve comparative advantages of a capital-intensive nature. Manufacturing does not serve a “carrier function” for services.

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  • Magdalena Olczyk & Aleksandra Kordalska, 2017. "Gross Exports Versus Value-Added Exports: Determinants and Policy Implications for Manufacturing Sectors in Selected CEE Countries," Eastern European Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 55(1), pages 91-109, January.
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    DOI: 10.1080/00128775.2016.1254564
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    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
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