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Export Quality in Developing Countries

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Volume/Issue: 2013/108

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Henn , Chris Papageorgiou , and Nicola Spatafora

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484351635.001

ISBN: 9781484351635

Keywords: Product Quality, Upgrading, export quality, exporter, exporters, commodity exporters, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Information and Product Quality,

This paper develops new, far more extensive estimates of export quality, covering 178 countries and hundreds of products over 1962–2010. Quality upgrading is particularly rapid during the early stages of dev...

Infrastructure Aid, Deindustrialization, and Welfare

Infrastructure Aid, Deindustrialization, and Welfare »

Volume/Issue: 2005/150

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eun Choi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451861693.001

ISBN: 9781451861693

Keywords: Infrastructure Aid, Deindustrialization, export sector, import sector, currency appreciation, terms of trade, world prices,

This paper investigates the deindustrialization and welfare effects of infrastructure aid in developing countries. In the short run, cost-saving infrastructure aid in the export sector increases the domestic wage r...