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On the measurement of product quality in intra-industry trade: an empirical test for China


Abdul Karim, Mohd Azhar and Elliott, Robert J. R. and Liu, Junting (2008) On the measurement of product quality in intra-industry trade: an empirical test for China. China Economic Review, 19 (2). pp. 336-344. ISSN 1043-951X; ESSN: 1873-7781


A relatively recent development in the intra-industry trade (IIT) literature is the measurement of the simultaneous import and export of quality-differentiated products, commonly known as vertical and horizontal IIT. A recent paper from Azhar and Elliott [Azhar, A. K. M. & Elliott, R. J. R. (2006), On the Measurement of Product Quality in Intra-Industry Trade, Review of World Economics, Vol 142 no 3, pp 476–495] analyses various approaches for disentangling vertical and horizontal IIT and suggests a complementary methodology. To investigate the robustness and sensitivity of the existing approaches we examine data on the nature of trade flows between China and its East Asian neighbours and show that in 2002 China tended to export low quality versions of its manufactured goods to Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Graduate School of Management
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2006.10.003
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: International trade; Intra-industry trade; Product quality; China
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2015 08:13
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2015 09:09
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