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Openness and growth in emerging Asian economies: Evidence from GMM estimations of a dynamic panel

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  • Anupam Das

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    (Department of Policy Studies, Mount Royal University)

  • Biru Paksha Paul

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    (Department of Economics, State University of New York at Cortland)

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    With the progress of globalization, the openness-output nexus has drawn more attention than ever before. Results in this aspect, however, are inconclusive. Based on the average growth rate for the last two decades, we select 12 top performed Asian countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Korea Republic, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Working with these 12 emerging Asian economies over the 1971 to 2009 period, we find a positive and significant impact of openness on economic growth. The system GMM technique is used to overcome the shortcomings of endogeneity as found in most previous studies. While growth in labor force has insignificant effect on output growth, growth in capital stock exhibits a positive and significant impact on output growth. These findings have policy implications for other emerging economies of the world.

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    Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

    Volume (Year): 31 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 2219-2228

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    Keywords: Openness; growth; Asia; GMM estimations;

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    1. Shahbaz, Muhammad, 2012. "Does trade openness affect long run growth? Cointegration, causality and forecast error variance decomposition tests for Pakistan," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 29(6), pages 2325-2339.
    2. Mariam Camarero & Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso & Felicitas Nowak-Lehmenn D. & Cecilio Tamarit, 2013. "Trade Openness and Income: A Tale of Two Regions," Ibero America Institute for Econ. Research (IAI) Discussion Papers 226, Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research.

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