Different Types of Firms, Products, and Directions of Trade: The Case of the People's Republic of China

Date: August 2012
Type: Papers and Briefs
Series: Regional Economic Integration Working Papers
Author: Lee, Hyun-Hoon; Park, Donghyun; Wang, Jing


Using highly disaggregated product-level data, Hyun-Hoon Lee, Donghyun Park, and Jing Wang perform an in-depth empirical analysis of the country’s trade in manufactured goods. The rich data set enables the authors to explore issues that existing literature has largely ignored, such as distinguishing traders into foreign firms, domestic public firms, and domestic private firms. Their analysis yields a number of new stylized facts about the exports and imports of the People’s Republic of China.


  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Empirical Models of the Parts and Components Trade by Different Types of Firms
  • Empirical Results
  • Concluding Observations
  • References