International Competitiveness in Producer Services

26 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2004

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Paolo Guerrieri

University of Rome "La Sapienza" - Department of Economics

Valentina Meliciani

LUISS Guido Carli University - LUISS Business school

Date Written: March 2004

Abstract

This paper investigates the determinants of international competitiveness and specialisation in a group of producer service for a sample of OECD countries during the 1990s. We identified intermediate demand from the manufacturing sector as a strategic variable for international specialisation in producer services. Specialisation in manufacturing sectors that are large users of producer services contributes positively to the export of producer services. Spending in information and communication technologies (ICTs) has also a positive impact on the export of producer services. This supports those theories that emphasise the role of technology in trade performance.

Keywords: Producer services, ICT, manufacturing-services linkages

JEL Classification: L80, F10, O33

Suggested Citation

Guerrieri Paleotti, Paolo and Meliciani, Valentina, International Competitiveness in Producer Services (March 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=521445 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.521445

Paolo Guerrieri Paleotti

University of Rome "La Sapienza" - Department of Economics ( email )

Via del Castro Laurenziano 9
Rome, 00161
Italy

Valentina Meliciani (Contact Author)

LUISS Guido Carli University - LUISS Business school ( email )

Viale Pola 12
Rome, 00198
Italy

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