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Globalisation and the Asia-Pacific Revival

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  • Bigsten, Arne

    (Department of Economics, School of Economics and Commercial Law, Göteborg University)

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This paper reviews evidence on the evolution of international economic integration of Asia-Pacific countries, and discusses the extent to which this explains their recent growth success. It starts with a review of some theoretical arguments in the growth and globalisation debate, which is followed by a presentation of facts about Asia-Pacific international economic integration and growth relative to other regions of the world. Then we discuss the causes of the growth acceleration in the Asia-Pacific region and reflect on the relationships between policy reforms, openness, and per capita income growth. Finally, we draw some tentative conclusions about future growth in the region.

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Paper provided by University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 118.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 30 Nov 2003
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Publication status: Published in World Economics, 2004.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:gunwpe:0118

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Keywords: Asia-Pacific; growth; globalisation;

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