Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/75484
Authors: 
Funke, Michael
Ruhwedel, Ralf
Year of Publication: 
2000
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 250
Abstract: 
Utilizing panel data for 19 OECD countries we find suppor t for the hypothesis that a greater degree of product variety relative to the US helps to explain relative per capita GDP levels. The empirical work relies upon some direct measures of product variety calculated from 6-digit OECD export and import data. A lthough the issue is still far from being settled, the merging conclusion is that the index of relative product variety across countries is significantly correlated with relative per capita income levels.
Subjects: 
Product variety
economic growth
panel data
OECD countries
JEL: 
C23
F41
F43
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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