Trade Diversification, Income, and Growth: What Do We Know?

23 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2013

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Olivier Cadot

University of Lausanne - School of Economics and Business Administration (HEC-Lausanne); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); World Bank

Celine Carrere

Université d'Auvergne - Clermont 1 - CERDI

Vanessa Strauss‐Kahn

ESCP Europe; Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Info. Internationales (CEPII)

Date Written: September 2013

Abstract

This paper surveys the empirical literature on export and import diversification and its linkages with growth. We review widely used measures of diversification and the evidence about their evolution focusing on how export diversification relates to trade liberalization and economic development. We also discuss the linkages between trade diversification and productivity at the firm and industry level, highlighting new advances on the linkages between import diversification and productivity.

Keywords: Export diversification, Growth, International trade

Suggested Citation

Cadot, Olivier and Carrere, Celine and Strauss‐Kahn, Vanessa, Trade Diversification, Income, and Growth: What Do We Know? (September 2013). Journal of Economic Surveys, Vol. 27, Issue 4, pp. 790-812, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2294283 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6419.2011.00719.x

Olivier Cadot

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