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Cities export specialization

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  • Jorge Díaz-Lanchas
  • Carlos Llano
  • Asier Minondo
  • Francisco Requena

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We analyse whether more populated cities have an export specialization different from the one of less populated cities. Using very detailed product-level export data for Brazilian urban areas over the period 2000–2013, we show that more populated cities export proportionately more skill-intensive and complex goods than less populated cities. This result is consistent with the larger diversity of skills and the higher share of skilled workers in more populated cities.

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  • Jorge Díaz-Lanchas & Carlos Llano & Asier Minondo & Francisco Requena, 2018. "Cities export specialization," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 25(1), pages 38-42, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:25:y:2018:i:1:p:38-42
    DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2017.1290784
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    • F11 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Neoclassical Models of Trade
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)

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