Intra-Industry Trade of Arab Countries: An Indicator of Potential Competitiveness
Опубликовано на портале: 16-12-2003
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The results of the paper suggest that the Arab region overall does not have a highly advanced industrial base relative to other regions. In fact, the Arab IIT levels tend to be below expected values even in a cross-country regression using various determinants of IIT. Nevertheless, significant improvements in IIT levels over the last decade for most Arab countries and IIT indices in many manufactured products show signs of improved competitiveness and demonstrate Arab countries. ability to compete in specialized commodities. Finally, the paper presents arguments favoring a more multilateral approach to trade liberalization over a bilateral agreement with the EU alone, and suggests that market-oriented and open economy policies could yield significant gains in the form of increased specialization and higher IIT levels.
внутриотраслевая торговля либерализация международной торговли международная конкуренция международная торговля
IMF Working Paper Series. 1998. No. 98/48 .
IMF Working Paper Series. 2003. No. 03/124.
NBER Working Paper Series. 2000. No. 7777.