Intra-Industry Trade of Arab Countries: An Indicator of Potential Competitiveness
26 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 1998
Date Written: 1997
Recent and ongoing agreements to liberalize trade between the European Union and Arab countries raises the question as to how the latter will fare in a more competitive environment. This paper uses the Grubel-Lloyd intra-industry trade (IIT) index as an indicator of the degree of industrial specialization to study Arab countries' ability to compete in a more open trade setting.
JEL Classification: F1, F4, C21
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