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Taiwan Aerospace and McDonnell Douglas: A Strategic Perspective on the National Interest in the Commercial Aircraft Industry

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Microsoft Word - wp 55 eScholarship provides open access, scholarly publishing services to the University of California and delivers a dynamic research platform to scholars worldwide. Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy UC Berkeley Title: Taiwan Aerospace and McDonnell Douglas: A Strategic Perspective on the National Interest in the Commercial Aircraft Industry Author: Tyson, Laura D'Andrea Chin, Pei-Hsiung Publication Date: 01-01-1992 Series: Recent Work Publication Info: Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy Permalink: http://www.escholarship.org/uc/item/9fg587vh Copyright Information: All rights reserved unless otherwise indicated. Contact the author or original publisher for any necessary permissions. eScholarship is not the copyright owner for deposited works. Learn more at http://www.escholarship.org/help_copyright.html#reuse 1 Industrial Policy and Trade Management in the Commercial Aircraft Industry.* Laura D'Andrea Tyson and Pei-Hsiung Chin *This chapter is based on a larger study included in the forthcoming book Who's Bashing Whom: Trade Conflict in High-Technology Industries to be published by the Institute for International Economics. The study was co-authored with Pei-Hsiung Chin, a PhD student in economics at the University of California, Berkeley. 2 I. Historical Decisions in a Strategic Industry "Judged against almost any criterion of performance--growth in output, exports, productivity, or innovation--the civilian aircraft industry must be considered a star performer in the [postwar] U.S. economy."1 The industry stands out as the country's largest exporter, running a net surplus of $35 billion between 1985 and 1989. American producers account for almost 80% of the world's commercial aircraft fleet (excluding the former USSR). More than any other, the commercial aircraft industry is a symbol of America's tech

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