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Two-Way International Trade And Production In Italy: A Country/Industry Specific Analysis

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  • Filippo Reganati

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  • Rosanna Pittiglio

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Economic interactions among high-income developed countries are characterized by high degrees of both intra-industry trade and intra-industry affiliate production and sales. Similar high-income countries both heavily trade with and invest into each other. This paper examines the determinants of Italian intra-industry trade and intra-industry production with most European trading partners using a dataset where variables are different not only between countries but also between sectors of the same country. Using different econometric methods, the results obtained suggest that intra-industry trade and intra-industry production tend to share the same determinants; in particular they are higher as the two partner countries are more similar in relative factor endowments (physical and technological capital), in relative country size and are less geographically distant.

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  • Filippo Reganati & Rosanna Pittiglio, 2007. "Two-Way International Trade And Production In Italy: A Country/Industry Specific Analysis," Quaderni DSEMS 19-2007, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Matematiche e Statistiche, Universita' di Foggia.
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    Keywords

    intra-industry trade; intra-industry foreign direct investment.;

    JEL classification:

    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business

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