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- Editors’ note
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Abstract and Keywords
This chapter describes trade in intermediate inputs between Korea and China. It focuses on the potential of a “tripartite regional production network” involving Japan as well, reflecting the relative economic development of the three partners. The chapter is organized as follows. Section 2 reviews definitions and measurements. Apart from anecdotes based on management consulting firms, not much systematic evidence quantifying vertical trading exists. Thus, based on the presumption, sections 3 and 4 synthesize evidence of outsourcing in China and provide a comparative perspective for South Korea with China vis-à-vis other countries. Section 5 explores underlying factors and the labor market effects. Section 6 summarizes.
Gouranga Gopal Das is Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, Hanyang University, South Korea.
Hongyul Han is Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, Hanyang University, South Korea since 1995 and senior research fellow at the Center for International Economic Studies.
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