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dc.contributor.authorÁlvarez, Robertoen_US
dc.contributor.authorClaro, Sebastiánen_US
dc.identifier.citationEstudios de Economía 0718-5286 33 2006 2 117-139en_US
dc.description.abstractChina's import penetration in Chilean markets is higher in unskilled-labor intensive sectors as predicted by traditional endowment-based theories of comparative advantage. However, there is also evidence of within-industry specialization. In particular, high-income countries receive higher prices for its products, and Chinese products are not only cheaper in comparison to the world average but also relative to countries with similar income per capita. These price differences cannot account for the depth and sectoral distribution of China's import penetration. The relative price of Chinese products have stayed relatively constant since the beginning of the 1990s, which means that factors other than price, like quality upgrading, productivity growth or the access of foreign direct investment are crucial to explain the Chinese import boom.en_US
dc.publisherUniversidad de Chile, Departamento de Economía Santiago de Chileen_US
dc.subject.keywordimport penetrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordimports priceen_US
dc.subject.keywordextensive marginen_US
dc.subject.keywordintensive marginen_US
dc.titleThe China price: Evidence and some implicationsen_US
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