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Openness, domestic performance and growth


  • Li, Kui-Wai
  • Zhou, Xianbo


Semiparametric estimation shows that growth is contingent on openness, domestic performance and level of development. Economies with low degree of openness can adopt more open policies and stronger measures to achieve better domestic performance and hasten their growth.

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  • Li, Kui-Wai & Zhou, Xianbo, 2010. "Openness, domestic performance and growth," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 107(1), pages 13-16, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:107:y:2010:i:1:p:13-16

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