Title: Trade integration and industrial specialization in Central Europe
Authors: CrabbĂ©, Karen
Beine, Michel
Vandenbussche, Hylke
Issue Date: 2005
Conference: European Trade Study Group conference (ETSG) edition:7 location:University College Dublin, Ireland date:8-10 September 2005
Abstract: In this paper we study the impact of trade integration on the degree ofindustrial specialization in thirteen countries of Central and Eastern Eu-rope. The results show that trade integration leads to long-run industrialspecialization in these countries. In contrast, an earlier paper by Beine& Coulombe (2004) on industrial specialization in Canada ¯nds long rundiversi¯cation as a result of trade liberalization with the U.S. Given thatthe Central and East European countries are still in an earlier stage ofdevelopment than Canada, we interpret the di®erent results that we ob-tain as evidence that the relationship between trade liberalization andindustrial specialization is not a monotonic one, but can di®er along thedevelopment path.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Research Center Accountancy, Leuven
LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, Leuven
Formerly "Subfaculteit Antwerpen/Handelswetenschappen - TM A"

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