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NONNENBERG, Marcelo José Braga. Exports and innovation: an analysis for Latin America and South-Southeast Asia. Rev. Econ. Polit. [online]. 2013, vol.33, n.1, pp.120-145. ISSN 0101-3157.

The purpose of this study is to compare the performance of Latin America and South-Southeast Asia countries over the past three decades with respect to technological intensity of their exports. The main contribution of this paper is to construct an indicator of technological intensity to allow adequate measurement of the degree of knowledge content of exports from both regions. This indicator was calculated for all sample countries for the period 1983-2008, based on data from Comtrade/WITS and clearly show how Asian countries have a technological intensity of their exports much higher than the Latin American countries.

Palavras-chave : innovation; learning; exports; technological intensity; productivity.

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