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Import Diversification Along the Growth Path

Jaimovich, Esteban (2012) Import Diversification Along the Growth Path Economics Letters, 117 (1). pp. 306-310.

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Abstract

We provide evidence showing that the degree of diversification of import sources of finely disaggregated commodities rises monotonically along the growth path. This result is robust to different measures of import diversification and the inclusion of a large set of additional control variables. In addition, we show the process of rising import diversification takes place as countries gradually increase their spending shares in imports originating from relatively distant exporters. Highlights ► We measure diversification of import sources using the Gini and Herfindahl index. ► Diversification of import sources rises monotonically along the growth path. ► Import diversification takes place as countries gradually shift spending towards more distant exporters.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Jaimovich, Estebane.jaimovich@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : October 2012
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.05.048
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 14 Jul 2017 11:40
Last Modified : 14 Jul 2017 11:40
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/808824

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