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What determines the export performance? A comparative analysis of China and India in the European Union

  • Ana Luísa Coutinho
  • Maria Paula Fontoura
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    This paper aims to assess the competitiveness of exports of manufactured goods from China and India to the European Union in the 2000s. The empirical analysis is based on two methodologies: (i) a Constant Market Share analysis which allows to decompose the export growth to the European market into several components including an effect usually related to competitiveness, and (ii) an analysis based on the combination of revealed comparative advantage indexes with a geographic orientation of trade which allows to identify the products of China and India that appear to have export potential.

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    Paper provided by ISEG - School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, University of Lisbon in its series Working Papers Department of Economics with number 2012/35.

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    Date of creation: Oct 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:ise:isegwp:wp352012
    Contact details of provider: Postal: Department of Economics, ISEG - School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon, Rua do Quelhas 6, 1200-781 LISBON, PORTUGAL
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    1. Dani Rodrik, 2006. "What's So Special about China's Exports?," NBER Working Papers 11947, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    8. Patrick A. Messerlin, 2002. "Niveau et cout du protectionnisme europeen," Economie Internationale, CEPII research center, issue 89-90, pages 19-38.
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