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Romania Industrial Competitiveness and China-Romania Cooperation

Chen Xin () and Yang Chengyu ()
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Chen Xin: Institute of European Studies Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Yang Chengyu: Institute of European Studies Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Global Economic Observer, 2017, vol. 5, issue 1, 73-81

Abstract: : The paper applies the model of Revealed Comparative Advantages (RCA) developed by Bela Balassa, uses data from UN COMTRADE database, and calculates RCA index for 7 broad industry sectors and 28 industries (at more detailed level) for both Romania and China. Based on the RCA indices, the paper further analysis what are the industries with more advantages in Romania and in China. Starting from the results of the comparative analysis, the article tries to derive some conclusions for future China-Romania cooperation.

Keywords: Romania, Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA); China-Romania cooperation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-06
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