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The effect of export composition on economic growth: the case of Korea

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  • Sae Ran Koh
  • Jai S. Mah

    () (University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA
    Ewha Womans University, Republic of Korea)

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This article investigates the causal relationship between export composition and economic growth, among others, in the case of a strongly outward-oriented country, i.e. Korea. The cointegration tests show that cointegrating vectors exist among the concerned variables. Also, the error correction model indicates that there is a bidirectional causality between export composition and economic growth. That is, the increasing ratio of non-textile exports to textile exports has led to higher economic growth and vice versa. The empirical results remain qualitatively the same even when we include a measure of trade liberalization as one of the explanatory variables that may affect economic growth.

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  • Sae Ran Koh & Jai S. Mah, 2013. "The effect of export composition on economic growth: the case of Korea," Journal of Developing Areas, Tennessee State University, College of Business, vol. 47(1), pages 171-179, January-J.
  • Handle: RePEc:jda:journl:vol.47:year:2013:issue1:pp:171-179
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    1. Jiayi Huang & Miguel D. Ramirez, 2016. "Do Exports lead Economic Output in Five Asian Countries? A Cointegration and Granger Causality Analysis," Business and Economic Research, Macrothink Institute, pages 30-50.

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    Keywords

    export composition; economic growth; Korea;

    JEL classification:

    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology

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