Technology Specialization and the Magnitude and Quality of Exports
2008 (English)In: Economics of Innovation and New Technology, ISSN 1043-8599, E-ISSN 1476-8364, Vol. 17, no 4, 355-375 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper examines howtechnologyspecialization, measured by citation-weighed patents, affects trade flows. The paper analyzes the relationship between (i)technologyspecializationandexportspecializationacross regions and (ii) thetechnologyspecializationof origin and destination and thequalityofexportflows. We find that theexportspecializationof regions corresponds to theirtechnologyspecialization. Regions with highertechnologyspecializationexportproducts of higherquality, as indicated by higher prices. Moreover,exportflows to destination countries with a hightechnologyspecializationconsist of products of higherqualityin the specifictechnology. The results are consistent with knowledge andtechnologybeing important forexportperformance and with regions with higherspecializationin atechnologybeing better equipped to produce high-qualityproducts. They are also consistent with destinations of highertechnologyspecialization, having a more pronounced demand for products of higherqualityin the sametechnology.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 17, no 4, 355-375 p.
Exports, Knowledge, Patents, Quality, Specialization, Technology
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-10727DOI: 10.1080/10438590701279714ScopusID: 2-s2.0-42149190121OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-10727DiVA: diva2:227622
QC 201110102009-07-152009-07-152011-10-11Bibliographically approved