Impact of China on trade in electronic products

Cong S. Pham, Mary E. Lovely, Xuan Nguyen, Chi Chur Chao

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Using 6-digit product-level data of exports in electronics, this paper finds robust evidence that China's exports adversely affect both the intensive export margin and the extensive export margin of its competitors for the 1992–2018 period. The displacement effects of China's exports on the intensive margin apply especially for the group of intermediate and capital electronic goods and are much more robust and significantly larger in magnitude than the displacement effects found in other studies using aggregated trade data. Finally, we find that China's displacement effect is increasing in China's advantage relative to its competitors in terms of human capital index and internet access of its population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-372
Number of pages16
JournalEconomics of Transition and Institutional Change
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2022


  • China
  • extensive margin
  • gravity equation
  • intensive margin
  • trade in electronics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics


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