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The Relative Sophistication of Chinese Exports

Peter K. Schott

NBER Working Paper No. 12173
Issued in April 2006
NBER Program(s):   ITI

This paper examines the relative "sophistication" of China's exports to the United States along two dimensions. First, I compare China's export bundle to those of the relatively skill- and capital-abundant members of the OECD as well as to similarly endowed U.S. trading partners. Second, I examine prices within product categories to determine if China's varieties command a premium relative to its level of development.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w12173

Published: Peter K. Schott, 2008. "The relative sophistication of Chinese exports," Economic Policy, CEPR, CES, MSH, vol. 23, issue 53, pages 5-49, 01.

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