Export variety and export performance : empirical evidence from East Asia

  title={Export variety and export performance : empirical evidence from East Asia},
  author={Michael Funke and Ralf Ruhwedel},
Does product variety matter for export performance? This has been suggested by the new trade theory. In the present paper, we investigate empirically whether increasing export variety has contributed to the export growth of 10 East Asian countries. In the paper we calculate direct measures of export variety and estimate pooled annual export equations for 10 East Asian countries. The econometric results suggest that producing highly differentiated export goods gives a competitive advantage which… CONTINUE READING

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