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Estimates of the steady state growth rates for selected Asian countries with an extended Solow model

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  • Rao, B. Bhaskara

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This paper develops an extended version of the Solow (1956) growth model in which total factor productivity is assumed a function of two important externalities viz., learning by doing and openness to trade. Using this framework we show that these externalities have played an important role to improve the long run growth rates of six Asian countries viz., Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Korea and the Philippines. A few broad policies to improve the long run growth rates of these countries are suggested.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economic Modelling.

Volume (Year): 27 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 46-53

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:27:y:2010:i:1:p:46-53

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Keywords: Solow growth model Endogenous growth Learning by doing Trade openness Steady state growth rate Newly developing Asian countries;

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  2. Kumar, Ronald Ravinesh & Kumar, Radika, 2013. "Effects of energy consumption on per worker output: A study of Kenya and South Africa," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 1187-1193.
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