Dynamics of Chinese Comparative Advantage

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. TI 2004-034/2

70 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2004

See all articles by Jeroen Hinloopen

Jeroen Hinloopen

CPB Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis; University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE); Tinbergen Institute

Charles van Marrewijk

Utrecht University - School of Economics

Date Written: March 2004

Abstract

We analyze the dynamics of Chinese comparative advantage as measured by export shares and the Balassa index using 3-digit and 4-digit sectors for the period 1970 - 1997. We use novel tools to identify periods of rapid structural change and the persistence of comparative advantage, such as Galtonian regressions, probability-probability (p-p) plots, and the Harmonic Mass index, to supplement the usual descriptive statistical methods and mobility indicators associated with Markov transition matrices.

Keywords: Balassa index, distribution dynamics, Galtonian regression, Markov matrices, P-P plots, HM index

JEL Classification: E63, F14, F40, N95, O10, O53, P30, R11

Suggested Citation

Hinloopen, Jeroen and van Marrewijk, Charles, Dynamics of Chinese Comparative Advantage (March 2004). Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. TI 2004-034/2. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=524722 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.524722

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Charles Van Marrewijk

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