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Production fragmentation and trade integration: East Asia in a global context

Athukorala, Prema-Chandra; Yamashita, Nobuaki


This paper examines the implications of international production fragmentation for analysing global and regional trade patterns, with special emphasis on countries in East Asia. It is found that, while ‘fragmentation trade’ has generally grown faster than total world manufacturing trade, the degree of dependence of East Asia on this new form of international specialisation is proportionately larger compared to North America and Europe. International production fragmentation has certainly played...[Show more]

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Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: North American Journal of Economics and Finance
DOI: 10.1016/j.najef.2006.07.002


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