Product Characteristics in International Economics

Role and Impact on Economic Development

  • Stephan Huber

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Stephan Huber
    Pages 1-7
  3. Stephan Huber
    Pages 121-122
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 123-135

About this book


National economies are linked through flows of capital and goods. This book addresses those linkages, analyzes their benefits for economic development, and evaluates a country’s opportunities to reap the best possible rewards by influencing the linkages. The book focuses on the role of product characteristics in international economics and their impact on economic development. After an introduction to the topic, it analyzes the influence of product sophistication on growth, and offers alternative means of measuring product characteristics. In turn, the book provides evidence for the impact of foreign equity on the characteristics of the products that firms produce. Moreover, it presents empirical findings that prove that the quality of a country's legal and institutional framework is influenced by said country’s predisposition to trade rule-of-law-intensive goods.


Product sophistication PRODY EXPY FDI promotion India Rule of Law Policy intervention

Authors and affiliations

  • Stephan Huber
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachbereich WirtschaftswissenschaftUniversity of RegensburgRegensburgGermany

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