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Has China de-industrialised other developing countries?

  • Adrian Wood


  • Jörg Mayer


China's opening to trade is interpreted as a shift in world average factor endowments, which altered the comparative advantage of other countries. In the rest of the world on average, this shift reduced the ratio of labour-intensive manufacturing to primary production by 7-10% for output and 10-15% for exports. China's impact is clearest on East Asian countries: in other developing regions, it was swamped by other causes of structural change. The de-industrialising effect was significant, but not big enough to be a serious threat to growth or equity in most other developing countries

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Review of World Economics.

Volume (Year): 147 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 325-350

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Handle: RePEc:spr:weltar:v:147:y:2011:i:2:p:325-350
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