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What You Export Matters


Dani Rodrik


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

Ricardo Hausmann


Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Jason Hwang


Harvard University - Department of Economics

January 2006

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5444

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.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 27

Keywords: Specialization, productivity, growth

JEL Classification: F1, O4

working papers series


Date posted: April 20, 2006  

Suggested Citation

Rodrik, Dani and Hausmann, Ricardo and Hwang, Jason, What You Export Matters (January 2006). CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5444. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=897924

Contact Information

Dani Rodrik (Contact Author)
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ( email )
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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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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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Ricardo Hausmann
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ( email )
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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
617-496-3740 (Phone)
617-496-8753 (Fax)
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
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