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2005 | 52 | 1 | 24-38
Article title

The dynamics of agri-food trade patterns - the accession countries' case.

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HU
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The article describes the evolving pattern of agri-food trading in Central European countries, using recently developed empirical procedures based on the classic Balassa index and a symmetrical transformation of it. The degree of trade specialization shows a declining trend. Central European countries have been losing their comparative advantage in a number of product groups. Their indices of specialization have also tended to converge, although they display greater variation in certain product groups. They are stable for product groups showing a comparative disadvantage, but product groups for which these countries have a weak to strong comparative advantage show significant variation. The findings back the idea that there is a general decrease in specialization, but they do not support the notion of self-reinforcing mechanisms that has been emphasized strongly in much literature on endogenous growth and trade.
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52
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1
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24-38
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ARTICLE
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  • I. Ferto, no address given, contact the journal editor
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Publication order reference
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07HUAAAA02955992
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bwmeta1.element.37c1fab8-a90a-3049-af94-22f56ddc876c
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