East Asia and southeast Asia: similarity in trade structures

Loke, W.H. (2009) East Asia and southeast Asia: similarity in trade structures. In: Singapore Economic Review Conference , 06-08 Ogos 2009, Singapore. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This paper aims to analyse the similarity of trade structures among some selected Northeast and Southeast Asian economies. The study covers a time series analysis from 1990 to 2008. It is important to know whether these countries are becoming more or less similar in trade structures over time. The analysis provides an indication whether these economies are competitors or complements in their trade. The paper addresses a current concern on whether China is out-competing the ASEAN region. The Finger-Kreinin index (1979) is modified to compute for the net export similarity index. Data is sourced from the United Nations Comtrade database.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Trade similarity index, East Asian economies, ASEAN, trade structures.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Faculty of Economics & Administration
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2014 00:50
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2014 00:50
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/11188

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