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The Quality and the Destination of the Colombian Manufacturing Exports

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  • Juan Esteban Carranza

    () (Banco de la República de Colombia)

  • Alejandra González-Ramírez

    () (Banco de la República de Colombia)

  • Alex Pérez

    () (Banco de la República de Colombia)

Abstract

In this paper we describe the relationship between the quality of goods and inputs of Colombian manufacturing firms and the income level of their export markets. We show that there is a positive correlation between measures of product and input quality and measures of per capita income of export markets. These findings are consistent with the recent literature on the demand and supply of quality, and with evidence for other countries.

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  • Juan Esteban Carranza & Alejandra González-Ramírez & Alex Pérez, 2018. "The Quality and the Destination of the Colombian Manufacturing Exports," Borradores de Economia 1033, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
  • Handle: RePEc:bdr:borrec:1033
    DOI: 10.32468/be.1033
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    1. Bastos, Paulo & Silva, Joana, 2010. "The quality of a firm's exports: Where you export to matters," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 82(2), pages 99-111, November.
    2. Paulo Bastos & Joana Silva & Eric Verhoogen, 2018. "Export Destinations and Input Prices," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 108(2), pages 353-392, February.

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    Keywords

    Quality of Products; Quality of Inputs; Wages; Income of Countries;

    JEL classification:

    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • L6 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing

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