Economic complexity, Diversification and Economic Development: The Strategic Factors

Khaled GUESMI, Mariem BRAHIM, Myriam BEN SAAD, Alexandra SCHAFFAR, Rym BEN AAD

The aim of this paper is to deliver an econometric panel data analysis on economic complexity by
using annual data from 133 countries during the period from 1984 to 2018. This work admits that
spatial heterogeneity and discontinuity may affect economic complexity and that there is a more
accurate supranational level of analysis and economic policy. The paper shows that variables such
as GDP per capita and economic vulnerability strongly affect the economic complexity of a
country, while human capital and innovation rate are less significant. The potential of natural
resources seems to be negatively correlated with economic complexity

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Scientific Article
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Research in International Business and Finance