publication . Article . 2008

Climbing Up the Technology Ladder? High-Technology Exports in China and Latin America

Gallagher, Kevin P.; Porzecanski, Roberto;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
In this paper we determine the “dynamic revealed competitiveness position” (DRCP) of nations for high technology exports between 1980 and 2005. We find that the developed world has lost significant market share in high technology and that China has climbed the high technology ladder during this period. In 1980 China was ranked 99th of all nations in terms of the percentage of global exports in high technology. By 2005 China climbed to second place in the world, first place if high technology exports from Hong Kong are included. We also find that close to 95 percent of all of Latin American and Caribbean countries’ (LAC’s) exports are under some sort of “threat” ...
free text keywords: exports, imports, high tech, latin america, china, development, maquiladora
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