EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Revealed Specialization: Evidence on U.S. International Services

Makoto Hisanaga ()
Additional contact information
Makoto Hisanaga: Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University

No 645, KIER Working Papers from Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research

Abstract: This paper is an investigation of the comparative advantage structure of United States (U.S.) international trade in services. It appears that the U.S. has a strong comparative advantage in knowledge-based services. For this study, the author adopts the Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA) index to analyze the comparative advantage structure, and demonstrates that variance in the RCA deviations indicates a similarity in the export structure between the U.S. and the world. This study also focuses on the role of multinational companies, linking microeconomic entities and the macroeconomic surroundings.

Keywords: Trade in Services; Intellectual Property Rights; Comparative Advantage; Competitive Advantage; Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA); Multinational Companies; Offshoring (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C02 F01 F23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 30pages
Date: 2008-01
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.

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:kyo:wpaper:645

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in KIER Working Papers from Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Ryo Okui (). This e-mail address is bad, please contact .

 
Page updated 2020-03-30
Handle: RePEc:kyo:wpaper:645