Title
Economic openness and trade linkages of China: an empirical study of the determinants of Chinese trade intensities in 1993 and 1999 Economic openness and trade linkages of China: an empirical study of the determinants of Chinese trade intensities in 1993 and 1999
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
Tübingen ,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv / Christian-Albrechts Universität Kiel. Institut für Weltwirtschaft. - Tübingen
Volume/pages
140(2004) :2 , p. 254-281
ISSN
1610-2878
0043-2636
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Abstract
In the 1980s, the Chinese regime took a number of piecemeal steps toward economic liberalization. This process accelerated impressively in the 1990s. This paper reports an empirical study into the determinants of the emerging pattern o f Chinese trade (export and import) intensities in the liberalization decade by exploring international trade statistics for 1993 and 1999. Four models are estimated that explain the shifts in the export and import intensities o fthe trade with different trade partners in the 1993-1999 period. The estimation results reveal differences for export vis-a-vis import trade intensities, as well as for 1993 compared to 1999. For example, the political determinants of trade intensities that were still very important in 1993 have been moved to the background by economic explanations in 1999