Industrial Upgrading in a Multiple‐Cone Heckscher–Ohlin Model: The Flying Geese Patterns of Industrial Development

17 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2014

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Kozo Kiyota

Keio University - Keio Economic Observatory

Date Written: February 2014

Abstract

This paper examines empirically how the multiple‐cone version of the Heckscher–Ohlin (HO) model fits the “flying geese” patterns of industrial development: a series of industries appear, prosper, then decline and finally disappear one after another. Using Japanese manufacturing data from 1975 to 2006, the analysis shows that the multiple‐cone model fits well with the flying geese patterns of Japanese industrial development. The result suggests that part of the industrial upgrading can be explained by the multiple‐cone HO model. This also implies that an underlying mechanism of macroeconomic growth is industrial upgrading, part of which can be attributed to capital accumulation.

Suggested Citation

Kiyota, Kozo, Industrial Upgrading in a Multiple‐Cone Heckscher–Ohlin Model: The Flying Geese Patterns of Industrial Development (February 2014). Review of Development Economics, Vol. 18, Issue 1, pp. 177-193, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2383627 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rode.12077

Kozo Kiyota (Contact Author)

Keio University - Keio Economic Observatory ( email )

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

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