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New trade theory, non-price competitiveness and export performance

Athanasoglou, Panayiotis and Bardaka, Ioanna (2010): New trade theory, non-price competitiveness and export performance. Published in: Economic Modelling , Vol. 27, No. 1 (January 2010)

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Abstract

This paper develops a demand function for Greece's exports of manufactures according to New Trade Theory. Non-price competitiveness plays a vital role in explaining export performance and failure to include it in the export equation may lead to mis-specification error. Foreign income has a moderately high effect on exports in the long run and no effect in the short run. Exports are also sensitive to domestic and competitors' prices in the long run, but cost and price competitiveness elasticities are close to one, indicating that Greek exporters have some ability to compete on the basis of prices.

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