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Competitividade industrial, complexidade e intensidade tecnológica em Portugal

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  • Gustavo Britto

    (Cedeplar-UFMG)

  • João Prates Romero

    (n/a)

  • Elton Freitas

    (Cedeplar-UFMG)

  • Marcelo Tonne

    (Cedeplar-UFMG)

  • Clara Coelho

    (Cedeplar-UFMG)

Abstract

This paper expands the methodology developed by Hidalgo et al. (2007), Hausman et al. (2007) and Hidalgo and Hausman (2009) to analyse the relationship between structural change, economic complexity and technological intensity in Portugal. To this end, product space networks as well as indicators of revealed relative (dis)advantages are built and analysed from 1980 to 2010. The results show that in spite of a loss in terms of competitiveness in high-technology goods, Portugal’s long term trend is promising, giving the improvement of the network in terms of goods of intermediate technological intensity and the reduction of the share of primary and primary based goods in total exports. This trend reflects the systematic improvement of the sophistication index of the Portuguese trade after the establishment of the European Union.

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  • Gustavo Britto & João Prates Romero & Elton Freitas & Marcelo Tonne & Clara Coelho, 2015. "Competitividade industrial, complexidade e intensidade tecnológica em Portugal," Textos para Discussão Cedeplar-UFMG 522, Cedeplar, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.
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    Keywords

    Economic Complexity; Capabilities; Product Space; Brazil; South Korea;
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    JEL classification:

    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations
    • O57 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade

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