International Competition and Industrial Evolution : Evidence from the Impact of Chinese Competition on Mexican Maquiladoras ∗

@inproceedings{Utar2011InternationalCA,
  title={International Competition and Industrial Evolution : Evidence from the Impact of Chinese Competition on Mexican Maquiladoras ∗},
  author={H{\^a}le Utar and Luis Bernardo Torres Ruiz},
  year={2011}
}
We analyze effects of South-South competition at the micro-level by employing a new plantlevel panel data set that covers the universe of Mexican export assembly plants (maquiladoras) from 1990 to 2006. By focusing on the competition in the third, North, market and using the WTO accession of China as a quasi-natural experiment, our difference in difference approach reveals a significant effect of intensified Chinese competition on maquiladoras. In particular, competition from China has negative… CONTINUE READING

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