Kazakhstan's Revealed Comparative Advantages in Agricultural Exports
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- Balassa Index, agricultural products, Kazakhstan, export, WTO membership
This paper evaluates the issue of revealed comparative advantages in the case of Kazakhstan's agricultural exports. The aim of this paper is to determine the changing pattern of comparative advantages of Kazakhstan's agricultural sector over period 2006-2016. Kazakhstan is a recent member of WTO. Therefore, as a being current member of WTO, it is necessary to examine the current competitiveness of agriculture exports. In order to assess the export competitiveness, we use the popular Balassa Revealed Comparative Advantages Index. According to our findings, a group of products have comparative advantages including cereals wheat and meslin, barley, wheat and meslin flour as well as cotton, oilseeds and sunflower seeds. Moreover, the regression analysis is used in the paper. The results show that GDP, GDP per capita and arable land have negative effects on the export competitiveness of agricultural products, while agricultural employment, exchange rate and WTO memberships are positively associated with comparative advantages.
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TY - CONF AU - Nurdana Zhaishylyk AU - Fang Sun PY - 2017/09 DA - 2017/09 TI - Kazakhstan's Revealed Comparative Advantages in Agricultural Exports BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Transformations and Innovations in Management (ICTIM 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 51 EP - 58 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ictim-17.2017.4 DO - 10.2991/ictim-17.2017.4 ID - Zhaishylyk2017/09 ER -