EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The Bazaar Economy Hypothesis Revisited

Ansgar Belke, Anselm Mattes () and Lars Wang

No 285/2007, Diskussionspapiere aus dem Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre der Universität Hohenheim from Department of Economics, University of Hohenheim, Germany

Abstract: In this paper we argue that traditional measures of openness of an economy usually overstate the actual degree. This is due to the fact that traditional export or import shares are measured as a share of the gross domestic product. The former are expressed in gross terms, the latter in value added terms. In this way the actual interdependences between economies are overstated. We develop a new value based openness indicator that includes interregional and interindustrial dependencies. Based on a Leontief production system and input-output-tables we argue that export-induced imports of intermediate parts must be subtracted of the value of exports in order to obtain the real value added in the export sector. The same reasoning applies to the import side. We use these measures of actual openness to calculate openness indicators for Germany using GTAP data. We show that traditional measures of openness exaggerate the actual openness and argue that these new indicators are an important contribution to the debate about the German “bazaar economy”.

JEL-codes: C67 E20 F15 F41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-int and nep-mac
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.uni-hohenheim.de/RePEc/hoh/papers/285.pdf (application/pdf)
Our link check indicates that this URL is bad, the error code is: 404 Not Found (http://www.uni-hohenheim.de/RePEc/hoh/papers/285.pdf [301 Moved Permanently]--> https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/RePEc/hoh/papers/285.pdf [301 Moved Permanently]--> https://projekte.uni-hohenheim.de/RePEc/hoh/papers/285.pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:hoh:hohdip:285

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Diskussionspapiere aus dem Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre der Universität Hohenheim from Department of Economics, University of Hohenheim, Germany Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Ulrike Berberich ( this e-mail address is bad, please contact ).

 
Page updated 2022-09-25
Handle: RePEc:hoh:hohdip:285