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Economic openness, external financing and sustained growth


  • Jose Luis Maia
  • Javier Ortiz


In this paper we make explicit the relationship that exists between a set of structural reforms –as those undertaken in Argentina at the beginnings of the nineties- and the growth process that they generate. It is argued that such reforms, and particularly those related to the external sector, improve the efficiency in resource allocation and hence bring about an increase in the marginal productivity of the existing per capita capital stock. This improvement in efficiency puts the economy on a growth path having either temporary or permanent characteristics. In this model, as in other intertemporal paradigms of open economies with optimizing agents, the country resorts to the international credit market in order to finance higher consumption and investment levels. The paper also offers empirical evidence on a set of countries which implemented reforms deemed to be successful in terms of the evolution of the key economic variables, that is, the rate of per capita gross domestic product, the gross inve

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  • Jose Luis Maia & Javier Ortiz, 1995. "Economic openness, external financing and sustained growth," Estudios de Economia, University of Chile, Department of Economics, vol. 22(2 Year 19), pages 277-326, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:udc:esteco:v:22:y:1995:i:2:p:277-326

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    1. Kehoe, Timothy J., 1991. "Computation and multiplicity of equilibria," Handbook of Mathematical Economics,in: W. Hildenbrand & H. Sonnenschein (ed.), Handbook of Mathematical Economics, edition 1, volume 4, chapter 38, pages 2049-2144 Elsevier.
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