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Investigating product cycles using Indian import data


  • S. Chandrasekhar

    () (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research)

  • Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay

    () (Indian Statistifcal Institute, Delhi)

  • Rajendra R. Vaidya

    () (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research)


We derive country ranks using disaggregated Indian import data over 1991-2005 using the intuition that developed countries would export more advanced goods to India earlier than other countries. We find that, consistent with theory, the degree of innovation is a significant determinant of our ranks.

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  • S. Chandrasekhar & Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay & Rajendra R. Vaidya, 2007. "Investigating product cycles using Indian import data," Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai Working Papers 2007-006, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India.
  • Handle: RePEc:ind:igiwpp:2007-006

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    Empirical; Data; Disaggregate; Product Cycle;

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    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General


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