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Avantage comparatif et performance dans le commerce international des produits différenciés


  • Gaussens, O.

    (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

  • Phan, D. L.

    (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)


The paper tests the hypothesis that a country's net performance in its bilateral trade in differentiated products is determined by 1) "revealed" comparative advantage defined for the industry, in accordance with its conceptual basis, and 2) specific factors related to the country, whose benefit to the industry may be viewed as exploitation of economies of scope. Ce travail se propose de tester l’hypothèse que les performances nettes réalisées par un pays dans ses échanges extérieurs croisés de produits différenciés sont déterminés 1) par l’avantage comparatif « révélé » défini pour chaque produit, en conformité avec sa base conceptuelle, et 2) par l’effet spécifique propre à l’économie nationale dont l’appropriation au profit de la branche relève des « économies de champs ».

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  • Gaussens, O. & Phan, D. L., 1986. "Avantage comparatif et performance dans le commerce international des produits différenciés," L'Actualité Economique, Société Canadienne de Science Economique, vol. 62(4), pages 535-556, décembre.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:actuec:v:62:y:1986:i:4:p:535-556

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    1. Antonio Aquino, 1978. "Intra-industry trade and inter-industry specialization as concurrent sources of International Trade in manufactures," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer;Institut für Weltwirtschaft (Kiel Institute for the World Economy), vol. 114(2), pages 275-296, June.
    2. Lancaster, Kelvin, 1980. "Intra-industry trade under perfect monopolistic competition," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 10(2), pages 151-175, May.
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    1. Mireille NTSAMA ETOUNDI, 2014. "Impact de la rente pétrolière sur la demande des pays frontaliers du Cameroun," Working Papers 201417, CERDI.

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