改变中的中国比较优势 = Changing comparative advantage in China.
Wang, Jian An.
Date of Issue2000
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
For the last two decades, China has achieved remarkable economic success since her open-door policy in 1979. Her GDP grew 8 percent in average and is ranked seventh in the world. Her growth in trade reached 15.6 percent per annum between 1990 to 1998, and was ranked tenth in the world trade. Has the strong growth in China's exports shifted the comparative advantage and replaced the traditional exporters in East Asia? The purpose of this paper are to describe the trade development in East Asia and examine China's comparative advantage position in East Asia. Utilizing 1980-1997 US imports data from 10 economies in East Asia, Balassa's "revealed comparative advantage" (RCA) index was computed for all one-digit and some three-digit SITC commodities. China's RCAs were then compared with other nine economies' RCAs by Spearman's Rank-Correlation relations to see whether there were significant changes in comparative advantage.
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Nanyang Technological University