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A bounds test approach to the study of level relationships in a panel of high-performing Asian economies (hpaes)

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  • Arlene Garces-Ozanne

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    (Department of Economics, University of Otago)

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This study analyses long-run level relationships between total factor productivity (TFP) and a set of variables (the degree of openness of an economy, the different roles of government, and human capital) that are hypothesised as the major factors that drive TFP in the High-Performing Asian Economies (HPAEs). We apply Pesaran, Shin and SmithÕs (2001) bounds test approach to the analysis of level relationships between TFP and its hypothesised determinants using panel data for five HPAEs (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand) and find evidence of a long-run relationship between TFP and our hypothesised determinants, irrespective of whether the regressors are I(0) or I(1).

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Paper provided by University of Otago, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0607.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2006
Date of revision: Nov 2006
Handle: RePEc:otg:wpaper:0607

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Keywords: total factor productivity; panel data analysis; high-performing Asian economies;

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  1. Sarath Delpachitra & Pham Van Dai, 2012. "The Determinants of TFP Growth in Middle Income Economies in ASEAN: Implication of Financial Crises," International Journal of Business and Economics, College of Business, and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, vol. 11(1), pages 63-88, June.

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