IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

North‐South and South‐South trade‐related technology diffusion: an industry‐level analysis of direct and indirect effects


  • Maurice Schiff
  • Yanling Wang


This paper examines one direct and three indirect channels of North‐South trade‐related technology diffusion. We find that i) the largest impact on TFP in the South is from direct North‐South technology diffusion; ii) there are also significant effects from indirect North‐South technology diffusion, though their magnitude is smaller than that of the direct one; and iii) the impact of direct North‐South technology diffusion on TFP in the South occurs faster than the impact of indirect technology diffusion. Ce mémoire examine un canal direct et trois canaux indirects de diffusion de la technologie reliée au commerce Nord‐Sud. On découvre que (i) le plus gros impact sur la productivité totale des facteurs (PTF) dans le Sud vient de la diffusion directe Nord‐Sud de la technologie; (ii) il y a aussi des effets significatifs de la diffusion indirecte Nord‐Sud de la technologie, mais d'une importance moins grande que les effets directs; et (iii) l'impact de la diffusion directe Nord‐Sud de la technologie sur la PTF se produit plus vite que l'impact de la diffusion indirecte.

Suggested Citation

  • Maurice Schiff & Yanling Wang, 2006. "North‐South and South‐South trade‐related technology diffusion: an industry‐level analysis of direct and indirect effects," Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'économique, John Wiley & Sons, vol. 39(3), pages 831-844, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:canjec:v:39:y:2006:i:3:p:831-844
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-5982.2006.00372.x

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Other versions of this item:

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Keller, Wolfgang, 2002. "Trade and the Transmission of Technology," Journal of Economic Growth, Springer, vol. 7(1), pages 5-24, March.
    2. Im, Kyung So & Pesaran, M. Hashem & Shin, Yongcheol, 2003. "Testing for unit roots in heterogeneous panels," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 115(1), pages 53-74, July.
    3. Eaton, Jonathan & Kortum, Samuel, 1999. "International Technology Diffusion: Theory and Measurement," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 40(3), pages 537-570, August.
    4. Paul M. Romer, 1994. "The Origins of Endogenous Growth," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 8(1), pages 3-22, Winter.
    5. Lucas, Robert Jr., 1988. "On the mechanics of economic development," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 22(1), pages 3-42, July.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item

    JEL classification:

    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:wly:canjec:v:39:y:2006:i:3:p:831-844. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Wiley Content Delivery). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.