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Trade Deficit Shows Need to Improve Exports

The Commerce Department stated on Tuesday that the trade gap increased in September 7.6% to $43.03. It is much larger than the estimated $38.1 billion. It is believed that an improving GDP will lend to improvements in exports but this not what happened. The results may be long-term or short-term but do reflect a need for the U.S. to adjust its policies to return to a higher exportation status unseen since a generation ago. Exportation is a solid reflector on internal capacities of a nation to meet market demands. Much of the recent decline is associated with global economic factors much outside the control of the U.S. The biggest losses were a 6.5% decline in exports to the European Union, 3.2% to China, and 14.7% to Japan. The losses seem to reflect lower economic activity in all three regions of the globe and may simply be a factor of total consumption.   That doesn’t mean the country can’t improve its export capabilities. Outside of a slower global economy are two major

Spurring Economic Development through Exportation of Value-Laden Efficiencies

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The authors Ha and Swales (2012) attempt to determine the single-region IO analysis of a stylized export-base model. They found that improvements in value-added efficiencies also improve upon the GNP of countries and the labor market. There were also regional improvements in exportation which helped to sustain growth. Exports are the underpinning of strong economic activity. The export-base model is a simplified version of the Keynesian demand-driven approach whereby exports and regional productivity are linked. As market demand increases so does the need to produce more products for export. This in turn can increase economic activity to meet market demands. Generally, when policy makers want to increase exports in the export-based model they introduce and spend money on the port and other export functionality. It is hoped that by reducing the costs through investments that it will make exportation cheaper and encourage more use of the facilities. This has a positive eff