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North-South Technology Diffusion, Regional Integration, and the Dynamics of the ?Natural Trading Partners? Hypothesis

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Based on static analysis, a number of studies argue that forming a RTA is more likely to raise welfare if member countries are ?natural trading partners,? while other studies claim the opposite. This paper considers the argument from a dynamic viewpoint by examining the impact of trade with Japan, North America and the EU on technology diffusion and TFP in Korea, Mexico and Poland. Using industry-level data, we show that i) technology diffusion and productivity gains tend to be regional: Korea (Mexico) (Poland) benefits mainly from trade with Japan (North America) (the EU); and ii) the dynamic version of the ?natural trading partners? hypothesis seems to hold for Korea and Mexico though not necessarily for Poland.

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Maurice Schiff, Yanling Wang

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20680

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