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Pattern of Comparative Advantage in Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Duddy Roesmara Donna, Tri Widodo () and Sri Adiningsih

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Abstract: This paper investigates the comparative advantage pattern of the countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for the period 2000 and 2010. Revealed Symmetric Comparative Advantage (RSCA) Index, paired sample F-test, t-test, and Spearman’s Rank Correlation are applied, This paper concludes thatthere are significant differences in comparative advantages among countries in the MENA region for 2000 and 2010 period. In addition, the stronger competition occured in resource-poor and labor abundant, resource-rich and labor abundant, and resource-rich and labor importing countries.

Keywords: comparative advantage; RSCA; MENA (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F14 F17 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017-04-01
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