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The Asymmetric Effect of Endowments on Vertical Intra-Industrial Trade

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  • Ana I. Moro

    (Universidad de Granada)

  • Juliette Milgram

    (Universidad de Granada)

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This paper investigates the determinants of Spanish vertical intra-industrytrade with a large sample of countries. We empirically test the comparative advantageexplanation. For this aim, we build physical, human and technologicalcapital stocks. On average, when using OLS techniques, differences in endowmentsare a limitation for vertical intra-industry trade. Using quantile regressionstechniques, we observe that this negative effect decreases in absolute terms asvertical intra-industry trade flows increase and, in some cases, become positivefor the upper tails, thus supporting the view of a reduced version of the comparativeadvantage explanation. Este artículo trata de analizar los determinantes del comercio intra-industrialvertical en Espña con una muestra de países extensa. Se contrasta empíricamentela hipóteis de la ventaja comparativa. Con esta finalidad, hemos construido seriesde capital físico, humano y tecnológico. En media, cuando se utiliza la estimaciónMCO, las diferencias en dotaciones suponen una limitación al comercio intraindustrialvertical. Usando la técnica de regresion por cuantiles, se observa queeste efecto negativo disminuye, en términos absolutos, a medida que los flujos decomercio intra-industrial vertical se incrementan y, en algunos casos, llegan a serpositivos en los cuantiles altos de la distribución. Este resultado ofrece evidenciaa favor de una versión reducida de la hipótesis de la ventaja comparativa.

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  • Ana I. Moro & Juliette Milgram, 2008. "The Asymmetric Effect of Endowments on Vertical Intra-Industrial Trade," Working Papers. Serie EC 2008-13, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
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    Keywords

    Comercio Intra-industrial; Ventaja Comparativa; Diferenciación Vertical; Stocks de Capital; Regresión Quantilica. Comparative Advantage; Vertical Differentiation; Capital Stocks; Quantile Regressions.;

    JEL classification:

    • F11 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Neoclassical Models of Trade
    • F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • C24 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Truncated and Censored Models; Switching Regression Models; Threshold Regression Models

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