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Growth, Trade, and Government Policies of a Small Open Economy


  • Chyi, Yih-Luan


Utilizing a linear endogenous growth model, the paper provides an economic rationale for two empirical findings: the positive correlation between export growth and income growth, and the association of rapid structural changes with fast income growth. In the benchmark case, the small open economy converges eventually to a balanced growth path along which exports and total output grow at the same constant rate as consumption. Government policies affect the pattern of specialization and trade since they change the autarky or foreign relative price. Only taxation on the capital goods sector can affect asymptotic growth rates. Copyright 1999 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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  • Chyi, Yih-Luan, 1999. "Growth, Trade, and Government Policies of a Small Open Economy," Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 3(2), pages 122-139, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:rdevec:v:3:y:1999:i:2:p:122-39

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    1. Osang, Thomas & Turnovsky, Stephen J., 2000. "Differential tariffs, growth, and welfare in a small open economy," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 62(2), pages 315-342, August.

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