3 February 2010

Call for papers: Intra-industry Trade, Theory and Empirics

A special issue of International Journal of Economics and Business Research

In the past, many country-specific and industry-specific empirical studies attempted to identify the determinants of intra-industry trade (IIT). Today, it is generally accepted that vertical intra-industry trade (VIIT) can be explained by traditional theories. Fragmentation theory suggests that, as cost for services decline around the world, the multiple stages involved in goods’ production take place across two or more countries. Currently, the international economics literature is experiencing a boom in research measuring labour market adjustment and intra-industry trade called Smooth Adjustment Hypothesis (SAH). For this special edition, we encourage submissions of theoretical and empirical papers on SAH as well as on other emerging themes in intra-industry trade.

Topics include but are not limited to the following, as long as they touch on intra-industry trade:
  • Intra-industry trade and country characteristics
  • Intra-industry trade and industry characteristics
  • Intra-industry trade and fragmentation/ outsourcing
  • Changes of employment and marginal intra-industry trade
  • Theoretical models
  • Emerging intra-industry trade themes
Important Date
Deadline for submission: 30 December, 2010

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