Investigating Disaggregate East-West Trade Data: The Reshaping of the International Division of Labor

Fidrmuc, Jarko and Helmenstein, Christian and Huber, Peter (May 1995) Investigating Disaggregate East-West Trade Data: The Reshaping of the International Division of Labor. Reihe Osteuropa / East European Series 23

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Abstract: In this paper we analyze annual trade data for Austria and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) on a disaggregate level. Permanent structural changes in East-West trade turn out to be an important feature in the transition process. The considerable contribution of intra-industry trade to overall trade growth indicates smaller adjustment needs in Western Europe than suggested by earlier literature. Our results support the hypothesis that the Southern European Union members will be most strongly affected by competition from CEE exporters. In turn, the Union's reluctance to admit further members is likely to differ considerably across CEE applicants.;

Item Type: IHS Series
Keywords: 'East-West Trade' 'Transformation in Eastern Europe' 'Economic Integration' 'Structural Change'
Classification Codes (e.g. JEL): F15, F14, P51
Status: Published
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 10:36
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2016 14:09
URI: http://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/841

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