Technological catching up, quality of exports and competitiveness: a sectoral perspective

@inproceedings{Cavallaro2013TechnologicalCU,
  title={Technological catching up, quality of exports and competitiveness: a sectoral perspective},
  author={Eleonora Cavallaro and Piero Esposito and Alessia Matan{\`o} and Marcella Mulino},
  year={2013}
}
We analyze the relationship between Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC) industry-level competitiveness and technological catching up induced by economic integration with European Union (EU) economies. A theoretical dynamic setup is developed in which high-skill firms gain market share in "quality dominated" markets, whereas low-skill firms face price competition for their exports. We run econometric estimations for bilateral trade between CEEC and EU economies over 2000-2007. We first… CONTINUE READING

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