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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)

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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Article provided by Tennessee State University, College of Business in its journal Journal of Developing Areas.

Volume (Year): 47 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 (January-June)
Pages: 171-179

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Handle: RePEc:jda:journl:vol.47:year:2013:issue1:pp:171-179
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