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International services trade patterns and specialization potential: a comparative Assessment


  • Bobirca Ana

    () (ASE Bucharest)

  • Miclaus Paul Gabriel

    () (ASE Bucharest)

  • Ungureanu Stefan

    () (ASE Bucharest)

  • Lupu Radu

    () (ASE Bucharest)

  • Lupu Radu

    () (ASE Bucharest)


The main purpose of this paper is to comparatively examine the international competitiveness of services trade, by determining its pattern and structure of specialization for Romania and Bulgaria, on the EU-25 services market. In other words, the research attempts to identify Romania's and Bulgaria’s ability to overcome difficulties and challenges that might arise from the hard competition within the enlarged EU, in the field of foreign trade in services. To this end, the paper attempts to suggest a multilevel framework for assessing the international competitiveness of Romania’s and Bulgaria’s services trade.

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  • Bobirca Ana & Miclaus Paul Gabriel & Ungureanu Stefan & Lupu Radu & Lupu Radu, 2008. "International services trade patterns and specialization potential: a comparative Assessment," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 1(1), pages 49-54, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:ora:journl:v:1:y:2008:i:1:p:49-54

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    1. Laaser, Claus-Friedrich & Schrader, Klaus, 2002. "European integration and changing trade patterns: the case of the Baltic states," Kiel Working Papers 1088, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    2. Finger, J M & Kreinin, M E, 1979. "A Measure of 'Export Similarity' and Its Possible Uses," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 89(356), pages 905-912, December.
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    international services trade; international competitiveness; specialization;

    JEL classification:

    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations


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