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Explaining cross-country export performance: international linkages and internal geography

Redding, Stephen and Venables, Tony (2002) Explaining cross-country export performance: international linkages and internal geography. CEP discussion paper; CEPDP0549, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0-75-301586-2

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Abstract

This paper investigates the determinants of countries’ export performance looking in particular at the role of international product market linkages. We begin with a novel decomposition of the growth in countries’ exports into the contribution from increases in external demand and from improved internal supply-side conditions. Building on the results of this decomposition, we move on to an econometric analysis of the determinants of export performance. Results include the finding that poor external geography, poor internal geography, and poor institutional quality contribute in approximately equal measure to explaining Sub-Saharan Africa’s poor export performance.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 2002 Stephen Redding and Anthony J. Venables
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F12 - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F14 - Country and Industry Studies of Trade
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O10 - General
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2007
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/2173/

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