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Rising unit values of Central and Eastern European exports: Rising quality in transition?

Autor: doc. Petr Janský Ph.D.,
Typ: Články v recenzovaných časopisech
Rok: 2010
Číslo: 0
Publikováno v: International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies
Místo vydání:
Klíčová slova: international trade; exports; product quality; unit values; competitiveness; transition; Central and Eastern Europe; European Union.
JEL kódy:
Granty: Výzkumný záměr IES (2005-2011) Integrace české ekonomiky do Evropské unie a její rozvoj
Abstrakt: This paper observes rising unit values, prices per kilogram, of
Central and Eastern European exports and argues that it is an evidence of actual
rising product quality during the transition period. We arrive at this conclusion
by applying a number of methods on a best available dataset for the ten
countries from 1995 to 2005. On this dataset we also apply two new methods
to assess within-product sophistication and both support the results. We further
apply methods for estimation of across-product sophistication, which have
never been used in this context before and these reinforce our main results.
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