The 'Flying Geese' Patterns of Industrial Development

25 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2009

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Kozo Kiyota

Keio University - Keio Economic Observatory

Date Written: December 4, 2009

Abstract

This paper examines the 'flying geese' patterns of industrial development in which a series of industries take off one after another. This paper first shows theoretically that the 'flying geese' patterns of industrial development are consistent with the multiple-cone version of the Heckscher-Ohlin (HO) model. The paper then examines empirically how the multiple-cone HO model fits the 'flying geese' patterns of industrial development. Using Japanese manufacturing data, the empirical analysis shows that the multiple-cone model fits well with the 'flying geese' patterns of Japanese industrial development. The results imply that industry upgrading may be an important mechanism behind economic growth.

Keywords: Flying-geese patterns, industrial development, Heckscher-Ohlin model, multiple cones, Asia, Japan

JEL Classification: F11, F14, F2, C21

Suggested Citation

Kiyota, Kozo, The 'Flying Geese' Patterns of Industrial Development (December 4, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1518365 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1518365

Kozo Kiyota (Contact Author)

Keio University - Keio Economic Observatory ( email )

Mita 2-15-45, Minato-ku
Tokyo, 108-8345
Japan

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