Export Sophistication and Economic Growth : evidence from China ∗

@inproceedings{CEPII2011ExportSA,
  title={Export Sophistication and Economic Growth : evidence from China ∗},
  author={PSE CEPII},
  year={2011}
}
  • PSE CEPII
  • Published 2011
We consider the effect of export sophistication on economic performance using regional variations within a single country (China) over the period 1997-2009. We confirm Hausmann, Hwang and Rodrik (2007)’s prediction that regions that specialize in more sophisticated goods subsequently grow faster. We find that at the province and prefecture level, there is substantial variation in export sophistication controlling for the level of development, and that this difference in turn matters for growth… CONTINUE READING