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Lansana Bangoura, Diadié Diaw and Karim Barkat
''Does North-South trade favors training effects : What to learn from trade sophistication links?''
( 2013, Vol. 33 No.4 )
This work proposes to analyse learning opportunities in North-South trade. Without a direct measure of knowledge transmission, we use export and import sophistications in order to evaluate learning effects for Sub-Saharan African (SSA) and Developing Asian (DA) countries with regard to their trade with the North. We employ panel estimation techniques and a heterogeneous causality analysis to establish the existence of a causal relation between export and import sophistications for a sample of northern countries.
Keywords: Productivity, Sophistication, Transmission effects, North-South Trade
JEL: F4 - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: General
O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development: General
Manuscript Received : Jul 31 2013 Manuscript Accepted : Oct 24 2013

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