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The intra-industry trade for a high-income country: new empirical evidence for Italy

  • Rosanna Pittiglio

This paper examines the determinants of Italian intra-industry trade in horizontally and vertically differentiated products, using a dataset which eliminates the effects linked to the hypothesis of homogeneity both between countries - when specific industry characteristics are analysed - and between sectors - within the same country. In this way, within limits, we have tried to address an issue raised by Greenaway et al. in 1999 which, in the light of the current state of the literature on intra-industry trade, does not seem to have been explicitly dealt with. Our paper highlights how strong the impact of this hypothesis could be in the analyses of the determinants of intra-industry trade in the case of Italy.

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Paper provided by Economic Studies, University of Dundee in its series Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics with number 211.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2008
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