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Does North-South trade favors training effects: What to learn from trade sophistication links?

Lansana Bangoura (), Diadié Diaw () and Karim Barkat ()
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Karim Barkat: CERGAM-CAE/University of Aix-Marseille 3

Economics Bulletin, 2013, vol. 33, issue 4, 2763-2777

Abstract: 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 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F4 O3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013-10-24
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