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Exports, Imports and Income in Taiwan: An Examination of the Export Led Growth Hypothesis

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  • T. Chang
  • W. Fang
  • W. Liu
  • Thompson Henry

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Cointegration and vector autoregression are used to examine relationships among exports, imports, and income in Taiwan from 1971 to 1995. These three series are cointegrated. There is bidirectional Granger causality between exports and imports, and between imports and income. Impulse responses and variance decompositions uncover only weak links from exports to income. The export led growth hypothesis is not supported for Taiwan during this period of rapid growth. [F1, F4, O0]

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal International Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 14 (2000)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 151-160

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  1. M. Imam Alam, 2003. "Manufactured Exports, Capital Good Imports, and Economic Growth: Experience of Mexico and Brazil," International Economic Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(4), pages 85-105.
  2. Howard Michael, 2002. "Causality Between Exports, Imports and Income In Trinidad and Tobago," International Economic Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 16(4), pages 97-106.

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