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dc.contributor.authorTrübswetter, Parvatien_US
dc.contributor.authorSchumacher, Dieteren_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:40:05Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:40:05Z-
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/18208-
dc.description.abstractThe volume and commodity structure of EU trade with the transition countries in central and eastern Europe (CEECs) is estimated on the assumption that it will follow the pattern of trade among market economies. A gravity-type approach at the level of product groups is used, combining geography and factor-proportions theory of international trade. It is shown that there is still considerable potential for a further rise in East-West trade if the CEECs? national product is valued at purchasing power parities, instead of market exchange rates. Considering divergent income levels and distance between East and West, the EU?s comparative advantages are in specialised-supplier, scale-intensive and science-based goods, whereas the CEECs? comparative advantages are in labour-intensive and resource-intensive goods. The intersectoral specialisation pattern will become "flatter" and the share of intra-industry trade will grow when the income differentials decrease.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) |cBerlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDIW Discussion Papers |x223en_US
dc.subject.jelF10en_US
dc.subject.jelF17en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEast-West tradeen_US
dc.subject.keywordgravity modelen_US
dc.subject.keywordcomparative advantagesen_US
dc.subject.stwOst-West-Beziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwInternationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwAußenhandelsstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwKomparativer Kostenvorteilen_US
dc.subject.stwGravitationsmodellen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwOstmitteleuropaen_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.titleVolume and comparative advantage in East-West tradeen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn848565428en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:diw:diwwpp:dp223en_US

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