Abstract—This study finds that export diversification had been almost steady over the years in East Asian economies while all the countries in the study have concentrated trade in manufacturing products. Furthermore, greater economic integration in East Asian economies leads to export diversification, whereas exchange rates and tariff rates have significant negative impact on specialization. In contrast, GDP of the exporting country tend to be positively related with the specialization of that economy.
Index Terms—economic integration, diversification, East Asia
Farazi Binti Ferdous, Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
Cite: Ferdous and Farazi Binti," Export Diversification in East Asian Economies: Some Factors Affecting the Scenario," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 13-18, 2011.