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A disaggregated analysis of EU imports: the implications for the study of patterns of trade and technology

Kaplinsky, Raphael and Santos-Paulino, Amelia U. (2006). A disaggregated analysis of EU imports: the implications for the study of patterns of trade and technology. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 30(4) pp. 587–611.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://doi.org/10.1093/cje/bei098
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Abstract

This paper examines trends in the unit prices of manufactured imports into the European Union (EU) in the period 1988-2002. This is undertaken at a high level of disaggregation, and it is this decomposition which we believe has important implications both for a range of bodies of economic analysis and for policy. The analyses undertaken in this paper confirm that disaggregation matters in helping to identify unit-price trends. We have also shown that unit-price trends vary with the type of economy exporting into Europe and the type of product being exported, and that these results are robust at high levels of disaggregation.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1464-3545
Keywords: unit prices; globalisation; globalization; trade; industry; labour market; industrialisation and manufacturing; innovation
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 5867
Depositing User: Raphael Kaplinsky
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 09:56
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/5867
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