Measures of export diversification

How export patterns vary across time and countries has become a subject of intense descriptive analysis in recent years. The originality of our work is to compute usual diversification indices using a very large and disaggregateddataset on exports. Export data is from UNCTAD’s COMTRADE database at the HS6 level (4’991 lines).

Cadot, O., C. Carrère, and V. Strauss-Kahn "Measures of export diversification" Ferdi, Policy brief, July 2010