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REGIONAL ORIGIN OF MANUFACTURING EXPORTS: INTER-STATE PATTERNS IN INDIA

Jaya Prakash Pradhan () and Keshab Das ()
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Keshab Das: Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Postal: Gota, Ahmedabad- 380060, Gujarat, India

Journal of Regional Development and Planning, 2012, vol. 1, issue 2, 117-168

Abstract: Regardless of exports’ increasing roles in national and state level economic growth performance, there are hardly any studies that analyze inter-state disparities in export activities. Constructing a unique dataset from a variety of published and unpublished sources of information, the study has estimated state level manufacturing exports for 1991–2008. It is the first ever attempt on estimating state level exports focusing on plant information. The estimation derived with reference to plant size information and covering majority of sub-national entities in India, has offered preliminary but useful findings for furthering policy understanding on inter-state disparities in firms’ export activities.

Keywords: Manufacturing exports; India; Regional Disparity; Foreign Trade (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F10 O24 O53 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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