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A methodological contribution for measuring trade competition

Lopes, Vania and Simoes, Nadia and Crespo, Nuno (2014): A methodological contribution for measuring trade competition.

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The traditional approach to evaluate trade competition considers the competition between two countries in a given destination market and quantifies it through a measure of structural similarity such as the Krugman index. We explore this topic further through the discussion of six distinct perspectives. For each of them, adequate measures are proposed.

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