An empirical analysis of East Asian computer and electronic goods exports
Thorbecke, Willem |
For the last 15 years, computers and electronic goods have been the leading export categories from East Asia to the rest of the world. They are produced within regional production and distribution networks. Japan, South Korea and Taipei, China, construct technology-intensive parts and components and ship them to China and ASEAN for processing by lower-skilled workers and reexport. This paper presents evidence that exchange rate appreciations in countries supplying parts and components to East Asian assembly economies would curtail these sophisticated exports, while exchange rate appreciations in assembly economies would not. The evidence also indicates that decreases in income in importing countries would significantly reduce computer and electronic goods exports.
CitationThorbecke, Willem. An empirical analysis of East Asian computer and electronic goods exports. © Taylor and Francis. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/4251.
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