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Total Factor Productivity Growth in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

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  • Nirvikar Singh

    (University of California)

  • Hung Trieu

    (San Jose City College)

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We present total factor productivity growth (TFPG) calculations for Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, using a consistent methodology and data sets. We reassess the productivity growth experience of Korea and Taiwan, as compared to Japan and to previous work on Latin American countries. We conclude that Korea and Taiwan's experience is not explained simply by factor accumulation, as has recently been suggested by Krugman (1994), nor was TFPG in these countries similar to Latin America.

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Article provided by Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics in its journal Indian Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 34 (1999)
Issue (Month): 2 (July)
Pages: 93-112

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Handle: RePEc:dse:indecr:v:34:y:1999:i:2:p:93-112

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  1. Kaloyan Ganev, 2005. "Measuring Total Factor Productivity: Growth Accounting for Bulgaria," GE, Growth, Math methods 0504004, EconWPA, revised 21 Apr 2005.

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