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Comparison of Macroeconomic Performance of Selected Asian Countries. An Econometric Analysis of China Economic Growth and Policy Implications

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  • Hasret Benar Balcioglu

    (Cyprus International University, Turkey)

  • Kivanç Vural

    (Texas A&M University, USA)

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    This paper compares the key macroeconomics indicators for the selected countries: China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea, Rep. and India and also makes an econometric analysis for China for the period 1961-2007. These countries are chosen on the basis of comparability of data and time without measurement errors. This study also investigates six hypotheses considering the impact of several key macroeconomic variables such as domestic saving rate, domestic investment rate, and volatility of savings, volatility of inflation, growth rate of exports and growth rate of real GNP. By using suitable statistical and econometric tests, this paper finds that prevailing performance of China depends on its superior rates of domestic saving and exports. Policies are also suggested from the differentials between the economic performances of China and other chosen Asian countries.

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    Article provided by Asociatia Generala a Economistilor din Romania - AGER in its journal Theoretical and Applied Economics.

    Volume (Year): 09(538) (2009)
    Issue (Month): 09(538) (September)
    Pages: 9-16

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    Handle: RePEc:agr:journl:v:09(538):y:2009:i:09(538):p:9-16

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    Keywords: China; Asian Countries; macroeconomic indicators.;

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