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NBER Working Papers by Alyson Ma

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September 2007Please Pass the Catch-up The Relative Performance of Chinese and Foreign Firms in Chinese Exports
with Bruce Blonigen: w13376
Foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) account for well over half of all Chinese exports and this share continues to grow. While the substantial presence of FIEs has contributed greatly to the recent export-led growth of China, an important objective of the Chinese government is to ultimately obtain foreign technologies and develop their own technological capabilities domestically. This paper uses detailed data on Chinese exports by sector and type of enterprise to examine the extent to which domestic enterprises are "keeping up" or even "catching up" to FIEs in the volume, composition and quality of their exports. We also use a newly-created dataset on Chinese policies encouraging or restricting FIEs across sectors to examine the extent to which such policies can affect the evolving compo...

Published: Please Pass the Catch-Up: The Relative Performance of Chinese and Foreign Firms in Chinese Exports, Bruce A. Blonigen, Alyson C. Ma. in China's Growing Role in World Trade, Feenstra and Wei. 2010

January 2005World Trade Flows: 1962-2000
with Robert C. Feenstra, Robert E. Lipsey, Haiyan Deng, Hengyong Mo: w11040
We document a set of bilateral trade data by commodity for 1962-2000, which is available from www.nber.org/data (International Trade Data, NBER-UN world trade data). Users must agree not to resell or distribute the data for 1984-2000. The data are organized by the 4-digit Standard International Trade Classification, revision 2, with country codes similar to the United Nations classification. This dataset updates the Statistics Canada World Trade Database as described in Feenstra, Lipsey, and Bowen (1997), which was available for years 1970-1992. In that database, Statistics Canada had revised the United Nations trade data, mostly derived from the export side, to fit the Canadian trade classification and in some cases to add data not available from the export reports. In contrast, in the ne...

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