Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/77401
Authors: 
Amurgo-Pacheco, Alberto
Piérola, Martha Denisse
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
HEI Working Paper 20/2007
Abstract: 
This paper uses highly disaggregated trade data to investigate geographic and product diversification patterns across a group of developing nations for the period from 1990 to 2005. The econometric investigation shows that the gravity equation fits the observed differences in diversification across nations. We find that exports at the intensive margin account for the most important share of overall trade growth. At the extensive margin, geographic diversification is more important than product diversification, especially for developing countries. Taking part in FTAs, thereby reducing trade costs, and trading with countries in the North are also found to have positive impacts on export diversification for developing countries.
Subjects: 
export diversification
intensive margin
extensive margin
JEL: 
F13
F14
F15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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