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Quality Upgrading and Export Performance in the Asian Growth Miracle, Chris Papageorgiou, Fidel Perez-Sebastian, Nikola Spatafora

We explore the contribution of product-quality upgrading to the export performance of six fast-growing Asian economies: China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, and Thailand. We focus on measuring the impact of quality upgrading on the changes in these countries’ sectoral export shares during 1970–2010. We build a multisector Ricardian trade model which allows for changes in product quality, and calibrate it to generate predictions about export volumes. Unlike previous literature, our approach allows estimation without employing domestic production data. Our results point to quality upgrading being a key driver of export shares
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Quality Upgrading and Export Performance in the Asian Growth Miracle -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Model -- 3 Exports and Quality Across Asian Nations -- 4 Results -- 5 Robustness -- 6 Conclusion -- References
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (34 pages)
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