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Intensifying or Diversifying Exports - Effects of Poland’s Adhesion to the EU

Grundel, Tomas LU and Rådahl, Julia LU (2010) NEKK01 20092
Department of Economics
Abstract
This study examines Poland’s adhesion to the EU and the structural effects this has had on Polish exports which has grown significantly during the last two decades. The purpose is to analyze whether this growth has been the result of intensified or diversified Polish exports. In order to seize the structural effects this study decomposes the Polish trade flows into an extensive margin (new flows) and intensive margin (old flows). To further investigate the dynamics of the change in export flows this study also performs cross-sectional and cross-country comparisons. The study focuses on “item level” observations which monitor the Polish export performance during 1995-2007.
The most important empirical finding in this study show that the... (More)
This study examines Poland’s adhesion to the EU and the structural effects this has had on Polish exports which has grown significantly during the last two decades. The purpose is to analyze whether this growth has been the result of intensified or diversified Polish exports. In order to seize the structural effects this study decomposes the Polish trade flows into an extensive margin (new flows) and intensive margin (old flows). To further investigate the dynamics of the change in export flows this study also performs cross-sectional and cross-country comparisons. The study focuses on “item level” observations which monitor the Polish export performance during 1995-2007.
The most important empirical finding in this study show that the overall trend of Polish export to all the EU-15 is increasing at the intensive margin. The analysis also shows that there is a clear relationship between the increase at the intensive margin and the aggregated export growth. The intensification of existing export is considered to be greater when it comes to already explored markets where the product coverage is relatively high. The increase in the intensive margin mainly applies to Manufactured Goods (SITC 5-8). This sector has historically been the primary focus for Polish export and the area which benefited greatly from liberalized trade already at the beginning of the integration process. (Less)
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author
Grundel, Tomas LU and Rådahl, Julia LU
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organization
course
NEKK01 20092
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
economic theory, econometrics, Economics, extensive margin, intensive margin, diversified export, intensified export, Poland, trade creation, economic integration, EU, economic systems, economic policy, Nationalekonomi, ekonometri, ekonomisk teori, ekonomiska system, ekonomisk politik
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English
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1848329
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2010-04-27 00:00:00
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2011-06-01 12:43:59
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  abstract     = {This study examines Poland’s adhesion to the EU and the structural effects this has had on Polish exports which has grown significantly during the last two decades. The purpose is to analyze whether this growth has been the result of intensified or diversified Polish exports. In order to seize the structural effects this study decomposes the Polish trade flows into an extensive margin (new flows) and intensive margin (old flows). To further investigate the dynamics of the change in export flows this study also performs cross-sectional and cross-country comparisons. The study focuses on “item level” observations which monitor the Polish export performance during 1995-2007.
The most important empirical finding in this study show that the overall trend of Polish export to all the EU-15 is increasing at the intensive margin. The analysis also shows that there is a clear relationship between the increase at the intensive margin and the aggregated export growth. The intensification of existing export is considered to be greater when it comes to already explored markets where the product coverage is relatively high. The increase in the intensive margin mainly applies to Manufactured Goods (SITC 5-8). This sector has historically been the primary focus for Polish export and the area which benefited greatly from liberalized trade already at the beginning of the integration process.},
  author       = {Grundel, Tomas and Rådahl, Julia},
  keyword      = {economic theory,econometrics,Economics,extensive margin,intensive margin,diversified export,intensified export,Poland,trade creation,economic integration,EU,economic systems,economic policy,Nationalekonomi,ekonometri,ekonomisk teori,ekonomiska system,ekonomisk politik},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Intensifying or Diversifying Exports - Effects of Poland’s Adhesion to the EU},
  year         = {2010},
}