OECD Journal: Economic Studies

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OECD Economic Studies
Frequency :
Annuel
ISSN :
1995-2856 (en ligne)
ISSN :
1995-2848 (imprimé)
DOI :
10.1787/19952856
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OECD Journal: Economic Studies publishes articles in the area of economic policy analysis, applied economics and statistical analysis, generally with an international or cross-country dimension. While it draws significantly on economic papers produced by the Economics Department and other parts of the OECD Secretariat for the Organisation’s intergovernmental committees, the submission of articles produced by non-OECD authors is encouraged. We also welcome comments on articles previously published in the journal. Now published as part of the OECD Journal package.

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Technological effects of intra-OECD trade in manufacturing

A panel data analysis over the period 1988-2008 You do not have access to this content

 
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Auteur(s):
Javad Abedini
Date de publication
05 fév 2014
Pages
4
Bibliographic information
N°:
4,
Volume:
2013,
Numéro:
1
Pages
165–177
DOI
10.1787/eco_studies-2013-5k49lch54v8n

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This article seeks to study how intra-OECD trade in manufacturing goods has affected technological heterogeneity across member states during 1988-2008. To this aim, we derive a panel data version of the Eaton and Kortum (2002) normalised trade model to estimate, annually, the technological heterogeneity of OECD countries. We find a gradual technological convergence across the group as the sensitivity of intra-group trade to price factors increases over time. However, the results diverge when considering European and non-European OECD sub-samples, separately. We find that technological convergence is not an automatic result of intra-group trade but, for that, a more general programme of economic liberalisation, including free movement of capital and labour, is also required.