Export-total factor productivity growth nexus in East Asian economies
AbstractDespite increasing interest in the relationship between trade and macro-economic performance in development economics, very limited studies have been conducted on the causal links between exports and productivity growth in Asian economies. This article examines empirically the interplay between exports and productivity growth for eight East Asian economies in a multivariate framework by applying bound tests and modified Wald tests. The results indicate that causality is bidirectional in the case of Korea, Singapore and Taiwan, while unidirectional from productivity to exports for Mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. These findings provide little support for the conventional export-led growth hypothesis.
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Volume (Year): 41 (2009)
Issue (Month): 13 ()
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- Hailin Liao & Xiaohui Liu, 2007. "Export-Total Factor Productivity Growth Nexus in East Asian Economies," Discussion Paper Series 2007_23, Department of Economics, Loughborough University, revised Nov 2007.
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