Mora, Jesse and Singh, Nirvikar (2012): Trade Productivity Upgrading, Trade Fragmentation, and FDI in Manufacturing: The Asian Development Experience.
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This paper examines the experience of 10 Asian countries with respect to growth, trade and FDI. It explores relationships between the nature of exports and imports and growth, as well as the relevance of FDI as a channel for these relationships. We find that FDI is often positively correlated with higher productivity levels in exports and imports. The effect for imports is particularly apparent for imported intermediate goods, reflecting the emergence of greater trade fragmentation. In turn, both imported intermediates and exports that are associated with higher productivity levels are positively correlated with per capita GDP. This paper therefore brings together empirical evidence that integrates discussions of FDI, trade fragmentation and improvements in the productivity of traded goods.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Trade Productivity Upgrading, Trade Fragmentation, and FDI in Manufacturing: The Asian Development Experience|
|Keywords:||international trade, trade policy, product upgrading, trade fragmentation, vertical specialization, FDI and economic development|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O2 - Development Planning and Policy > O24 - Trade Policy; Factor Movement Policy; Foreign Exchange Policy
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F14 - Empirical Studies of Trade
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O33 - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
|Depositing User:||Jesse Mora|
|Date Deposited:||06. Mar 2012 11:35|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 16:36|
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