The Ability to Adapt and Overcome Obstacles: Machinery Exports of Poland

32 Pages Posted: 11 Feb 2012

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Mitchell H. Kellman

City University of New York, CUNY City College of New York - Department of Economics

Yochanan Shachmurove

City University of New York, CUNY City College of New York - Department of Economics; The University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics

Date Written: February 8, 2012

Abstract

From 1980-2009 the Polish economy experienced structural dislocation. The growth and success of the Solidarity movement represented the shift in manufacturing from Soviet bloc trade to membership in the European Union. This paper examines four independent metrics that measure the changing “sophistication” of trade patterns during this modal shift. The common theme underlying the analysis of these indices is that the Polish economy is resilient and adaptable. Poland is expected to compete effectively in its new economic environment after a period of adjustment and progress.

Keywords: Trade Patterns in a Transition Economy, Machinery and Transport Equipment, Exports, Poland, Solidarity, Structural Change, Sophistication Indices, Trade Specialization Index, Intra-Industry Trade,Shock Therapy, Revealed Comparative Advantage, Herfendahl-Hirschman Index, Standard International Trade

JEL Classification: F0, F1, L0, L1, L6, N0, N6, O1, O52, P2, R1

Suggested Citation

Kellman, Mitchell H. and Shachmurove, Yochanan, The Ability to Adapt and Overcome Obstacles: Machinery Exports of Poland (February 8, 2012). PIER Working Paper No. 12-004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2002733 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2002733

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