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What You Export Matters


Ricardo Hausmann


Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Jason Hwang


Harvard University - Department of Economics

Dani Rodrik


Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

December 2005

KSG Working Paper No. RWP05-063

Abstract:     
When local cost discovery generates knowledge spillovers, specialization patterns become partly indeterminate and the mix of goods that a country produces may have important implications for economic growth. We demonstrate this proposition formally and adduce some empirical support for it. We construct an index of the income level of a country's exports, document its properties, and show that it predicts subsequent economic growth.

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Keywords: Economics, International Economics, International Development, International Trade and Finance

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Date posted: April 12, 2006  

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Hausmann, Ricardo and Hwang, Jason and Rodrik, Dani, What You Export Matters (December 2005). KSG Working Paper No. RWP05-063. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=896243 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.896243

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Ricardo Hausmann (Contact Author)
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ( email )
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HOME PAGE: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/about/faculty-staff-directory/ricardo-hausmann
Jason Hwang
Harvard University - Department of Economics ( email )
Littauer Center
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Dani Rodrik
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ( email )
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
617-495-9454 (Phone)
617-496-5747 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/rodrik/
Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
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London, EC1V 3PZ
United Kingdom
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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