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The Anatomy of the Asian Take-off

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  • Jakob B. Madsen*

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    (Department of Economics Monash University, Australia)

  • Md. Rabiul Islam

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    (Department of Economics Monash University, Australia)

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This paper discusses the literature on sources and causes of growth among the Asian high growth performers since WWII. It is argued that the factor accumulation hypothesis cannot be used to explain the Asian growth miracle but that growth has been driven predominantly by R&D, the demographic transition and knowledge transfer from the developed countries. Furthermore, it is argued that due to scale effects in the ideas production function, the Asian high-growth economies are likely to grow at high rates in the future.

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Article provided by Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya in its journal Institutions and Economies.

Volume (Year): 4 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 (July)
Pages: 1-24

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Handle: RePEc:umk:journl:v:4:y:2012:i:2:p:1-24

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Keywords: Asian growth miracles; capital accumulation; growth accounting; Schumpeterian growth; technological progress;

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