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The Global Economic Recession and Industrial Structure: Evidence from Four Asian Dragons

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  • Hsieh, Wen-jen

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    The collapse of exports that has attended the current global economic recession threatens the export-led economic growth of the four Asian dragons. To better understand the economic performances and future prospects of the four dragons, this paper first examines the economic structural changes that have taken place in Hong Kong, China; the Republic of Korea; Singapore; and Taipei,China, as well as the gradual shifting of the sources of economic growth away from the manufacturing sector and toward the service sector. Following this, a panel data set for the four dragons for the period 1995–2008 is constructed and a fixed-effects model applied to the data.

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    Paper provided by Asian Development Bank Institute in its series ADBI Working Papers with number 315.

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    Length: 31 pages
    Date of creation: 25 Oct 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:ris:adbiwp:0315

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    Keywords: global economic recession; asian dragons; new service development; industrial structure;

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