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Title: Technological catching up, quality of exports and competitiveness: a sectoral perspective
Author: Cavallaro, Eleonora
Esposito, Piero
Matano, Alessia
Mulino, Marcella
Keywords: Competències professionals
Productes de marca
Vocational qualifications
Brand name products
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Abstract: We analyze the relationship between Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC) industry-level competitiveness and technological catching up induced by economic integration with European Union (EU) economies. A theoretical dynamic setup is developed in which high-skill firms gain market share in 'quality dominated' markets, whereas low-skill firms face price competition for their exports. We run econometric estimations for bilateral trade between CEEC and EU economies over 2000-2007. We first test the assumption that the unit value ratio is a good proxy for quality in trade and then use the fitted unit value ratio to estimate the role of preference for quality in CEEC market share changes. Estimations support the results of the theoretical model.
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It is part of: Emerging Markets Finance And Trade, 2013, vol. 49, num. 6, p. 4-21
ISSN: 1540-496X
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Econometria, Estadística i Economia Aplicada)

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