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Productivity and Manufacture Export Causality among World Regions: 1989-1999

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  • Li, Kui-Wai
  • Bender, Seigfried

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This paper examines the causality relationships between manufacturing exports and productivity for five industry groups and six world regions for the period 1989-1999. Productivity is estimated by using value-added figures, and manufacture export data are adjusted by the revealed comparative advantage index. The causality tests between export and factor productivity concluded that the more industrialized European economies are more export-driven than productivity-driven than the other less industrialized European economies. East Asia economies showed improvements in both export and productivity, and the United States had an advantage in productivity and a balance growth in trade. The export performance of countries in South Asia and South East Asia were average, though their productivity has improved. Latin American countries are still in the exporting stage.

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  • Li, Kui-Wai & Bender, Seigfried, 2007. "Productivity and Manufacture Export Causality among World Regions: 1989-1999," MPRA Paper 36420, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. George Magoulios & Stergios Athianos, 2013. "The Trade Balance of Greece in the Euro Era," South-Eastern Europe Journal of Economics, Association of Economic Universities of South and Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region, vol. 11(2), pages 187-216.

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    Total factor productivity; revealed comparative advantage; causality;

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    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade

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