An analysis in Comparative Advantage in manufacturing sector as a determinant of trade expansion: The Indonesian and Mexican case 1989-2011

Miguel Angel Esquivias Padilla, 041144005 (2013) An analysis in Comparative Advantage in manufacturing sector as a determinant of trade expansion: The Indonesian and Mexican case 1989-2011. Thesis thesis, UNIVERSITAS AIRLANGGA.


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The dynamic changes experienced in international trade in terms of volumes, varieties and destinations in manufacturing goods suggests that a change in comparative advantage has occurred for industrial and developing countries. The present study analyzes the impact of the dynamism in international trade in the change of comparative advantage at sector, industry and commodity level for manufacturing sector using the case of Mexico and Indonesia for the period of 1989-2011. It was found that the trade pattern of Mexico has change significantly in the last 23 years (1989-2011) turning into new industrial activities and directing export sector towards North American market, meaning a deep change in variety of products, but also a change in human capital and technology intensity at structural level. As for Indonesia the change was found to be also significant even though at less degree than Mexico but with the particularity of keeping the traditional industries as the backbone of exports while developing some new industries. The degree of change at structural level (factor intensities) was found to be less deep but significant. A good number of opportunities for trade expansion were found for Mexico and Indonesia since the pattern of trade appears to be full of opportunities for exchange of goods since both countries specialized in different variety of products under different factors intensities meaning the possibility to match the pattern of trade.

Item Type: Thesis (Thesis)
Additional Information: KKB KK - 2 TE. 02/13 Pad a
Uncontrolled Keywords: Comparative Advantage, trade expansion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > HC10-1085 Economic history and conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD8039 By industry or trade
J Political Science > JZ International relations > JZ5-6530 International relations > JZ1305-2060 Scope of international relations. Political theory. Diplomacy > JZ1464-2060 Scope of international relations with regard to countries, territories, regions, etc.
Divisions: 09. Sekolah Pasca Sarjana > Ilmu Ekonomi
Miguel Angel Esquivias Padilla, 041144005UNSPECIFIED
ContributorUnggul Heriqbaldi, Dr., SE., M.Si., M.App.EcUNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Nn Duwi Prebriyuwati
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2017 18:18
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2017 18:27
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