Graduate School of International Studies Ajou University
This research studies about the factors determining the competitiveness of tapioca industry in Indonesia. The competitiveness is measured by revealed comparative advantage (RCA). The RCA measurement is used in international economics for calculating the relative advantage or disadvantage of a certain country in producing and trading certain products and represents a competitiveness of a country in producing particular commodity. From the empirical analysis there are six models proposed. In addition, exchange rate, interest rate, wage, and population are identified as significant determinants of the tapioca industry competitiveness in Indonesia.
Keywords: competitiveness, revealed comparative advantage (RCA), tapioca, exchange rate, interest rate, wage, population.