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Economic Diversification and Growth Analysis

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Economic Diversification in Developing Countries - A Toolkit

The Export Diversification Web tool is a user-friendly interactive tool to understand the patterns and extent of economic and export diversification in developed and developing countries. It allows the user to analyze long term trends in a variety of aggregate and sector-specific indicators and their implications for growth at the country-specific and multi-country level in the form of charts and tables. (Version 2.0 posted December 23, 2009).

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Export Sophistication Analysis [forthcoming]

This excel based tool can be used to gauge the income potential of products exported by a country or a group of countries as well as the implications of structural and export diversification for long term growth. Users can analyze the sophistication and income potential of a product as well as the whole country’s export basket following the new methodology outlined in Hausmann, Hwang & Rodrik (2007) as well as previous literature. The tool is useful in informing policy decisions to spur economic diversification and its potential for leapfrogging.

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Product Space Framework for Structural Transformation and Growth [forthcoming]

This framework has been developed to analyze country-specific and cross-country sector-level possibilities for structural transformation in middle and low-income countries. It is based on the Hausmann-Klinger (2007) and Barabasi et. al. (2008) Product Space methodology, and is useful for analyzing the implications of sector-focused industrial policies for sustainable growth.


Last updated: 2009-12-23




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