This thesis focuses on international trade and the economic development of the Philippines.
The Philippines is a country that is often said to be stuck in the Middle-Income Trap. Indicating that the Philippines has been unable to move up to the highest income group.

The author constructed a new Philippine firm level panel dataset with the help of the Philippine Statistical Authority. Using the new dataset the thesis makes novel contributions to the International Trade literature on topics such as product quality, product switching and export pricing. In the process questions related to the economic development of the Philippines are answered.

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J.M.A. Viaene (Jean-Marie) , A.O. Pelkmans-Balaoing (Annette)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Tinbergen Instituut Research Series
Erasmus School of Economics

van Heuvelen, H. (2016, December 2). Export Prices, Trade Dynamics and Economic Development (No. 669). Tinbergen Instituut Research Series. Retrieved from