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Globalization and Growth of Developing Countries: An Empirical Investigation - Globalizzazione e crescita dei paesi in via di sviluppo: un’analisi empirica


  • Tran, Dang T.

    () (California State University, Department of Economics and Statistics, College of Business and Economics)


Globalization has been said to harm the poor developing countries rather than help them. In this paper we use four indicators of globalization to study the effects of globalization on economic growth of developing countries. They are: change in airfreight transportation as percent of GDP, change in foreign direct investment as percent of domestic fixed investment, and change in total trade as percent of GDP, and change in income per capita, all measured for some selected globalization region such as the world or high income OECD countries. Dynamic regression results based on World Bank 1975-2004 data show that almost all developing countries benefit from globalization in one way or another. Further, it is shown that globalization does contribute to economic growth of almost all countries regardless whether they are rich or poor. - È stato affermato che la globalizzazione danneggia i paesi poveri in via di sviluppo anziché essere loro d’aiuto. In questo studio utilizziamo quattro indicatori di globalizzazione per studiare gli effetti di quest’ultima sulla crescita economica dei Pvs: le variazioni nel costo dei trasporti via aerea in percentuale rispetto al PIL, le variazioni negli investimenti esteri diretti in percentuale degli investimenti interni fissi e le variazioni nel commercio totale in percentuale rispetto al PIL e rispetto al reddito procapite. I risultati delle regressioni dinamiche basati sui dati della Banca Mondiale nel periodo 1975-2004 mostrano che quasi tutti i paesi in via di sviluppo beneficiano della globalizzazione in un modo o nell’altro. Inoltre vi è evidenza che la globalizzazione contribuisce alla crescita di quasi tutti i paesi, siano essi ricchi o poveri.

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  • Tran, Dang T., 2010. "Globalization and Growth of Developing Countries: An Empirical Investigation - Globalizzazione e crescita dei paesi in via di sviluppo: un’analisi empirica," Economia Internazionale / International Economics, Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato Agricoltura di Genova, vol. 63(2), pages 193-216.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:ecoint:0594

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    1. Romer, Paul M, 1986. "Increasing Returns and Long-run Growth," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 94(5), pages 1002-1037, October.
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    Globalization; Economic Growth; Developing Countries; Foreign Direct Investment; Trade;

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    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General


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