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Economics Research International
Volume 2010, Article ID 860425, 14 pages
Research Article

China, India, and the Socioeconomic Determinants of Their Competitiveness

Comparison and Transition of Economic Systems, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Dantestraße 9, 60325 Frankfurt, Germany

Received 4 April 2010; Accepted 27 July 2010

Academic Editor: Ussif Rashid Sumaila

Copyright © 2010 Claudia Grupe and Axel Rose. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We analyze and compare the social, cultural and historical determinants that influence the international competitiveness of China and India. Starting with the discussion why pure economic determinants cannot solely explain a country's competitiveness, we will analyze previous qualitative research and evaluate quantitative data to assess which country has more favorable socio-economic factors influencing its economic performance in the long run.