Title: Controversial issues in factors determining intra-industry trade

Authors: Imre Ferto; Károly Attila Soós

Addresses: Corvinus University of Budapest, Fo vám tér 8, Budapest H-1093, Hungary; Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budaörsi út 45, Budapest H-1112, Hungary ' Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budaörsi út 45, Budapest H-1112, Hungary

Abstract: We examine some controversial country-specific factors influencing vertical and horizontal intra-industry trade including foreign direct investment and income distributions. As concerns, the effect of differences in countries’ levels of economic development (richness), both theories and econometric estimation results are diverging (basically concerning the share of vertical intra-industry trade). Our purpose is getting closer to the right answers to these more or less open questions, and the basic particularity of our analysis is the examination of the issues in the trade between countries with various differences of richness.

Keywords: FDI; foreign direct investment; income distribution; economic development; country-specific factors; vertical trade; horizontal trade; richness; econometric estimations; EU; European Union; member states; Austria; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Ireland; Italy; Holland; Netherlands; Portugal; Spain; Sweden; United Kingdom; UK; Belgium; Luxembourg; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Estonia; Hungary; Latvia; Lithuania; Poland; Romania; Slovakia; Slovenia; Belarus; Kazakhstan; Moldova; Russia; Ukraine; Russian Federation; economics; business research; intra-industry trade.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEBR.2012.044249

International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 2012 Vol.4 No.1/2, pp.132 - 148

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 14 Dec 2011 *

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