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dc.contributor.authorLall, S.*
dc.contributor.authorWeiss, John A.*
dc.contributor.authorZhang, J.*
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-20T10:48:24Z
dc.date.available2009-10-20T10:48:24Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationLall, S., Weiss, J. and Zhang, J. (2006). The Sophistication of Exports: A New Trade Measure. World Development. Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 222-237.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/3700
dc.descriptionNoen
dc.description.abstractTrade data are often classified by product characteristics. We propose a new classification ¿sophistication¿ as a means of distinguishing between products. We construct a sophistication index based on the income levels of exporting economies. Sophistication captures a range of factors including technology, ease of product fragmentation, natural resource availability, and marketing. We calculate sophistication scores at the 3- and 4-digit levels and test how far the index relates to existing technological classifications of products. We use the index to examine trade patterns and illustrate how it can be applied in the analysis of export performance of individual economies.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2005.09.002en
dc.subjectWorld tradeen
dc.subjectExportsen
dc.subjectTechnologyen
dc.subjectProduct fragmentationen
dc.subjectMarket shareen
dc.titleThe Sophistication of Exports: A New Trade Measureen
dc.status.refereedYesen
dc.typeArticleen
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