Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/109355
Authors: 
Alessandrini, Michele
Fattouh, Bassam
Ferrarini, Benno
Scaramozzino, Pasquale
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
ADB Economics Working Paper Series 177
Abstract: 
Since the early 1990s, India has embarked on economic reforms that have progressively opened up the country to international trade. This paper analyzes the effects of reform on India's trading structure from 1990 to 2006. It computes comparative advantage indicators on the basis of disaggregated trade flow data, and assesses the effects of trade liberalization on the evolution of India's pattern of trade specialization. From dynamic panel regression analysis, evidence is found that those industries where import tariffs have been reduced the most have experienced the highest increase in specialization. Moreover, the analysis shows that trade liberalization has helped India improve its comparative advantage in industries with medium- to high-technology content, as well as in some of the industries enjoying the most robust growth in global demand.
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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