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Do exports cause growth? Some evidence for the new EU members

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  • Oscar Bajo-Rubio

    (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha)

  • Carmen Díaz-Roldán

    (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha)

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In this paper, we analyze the relationship between international trade and economic growth, from the point of view of one of the most traditional hypothesis within this field, namely, the export-led growth hypothesis. To this end, we apply Grangercausality tests, in a cointegration framework, to data on exports and GDP of the eight CEECs that became members of the EU in 2004.

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  • Oscar Bajo-Rubio & Carmen Díaz-Roldán, 2011. "Do exports cause growth? Some evidence for the new EU members," Working Papers 11-05, Asociación Española de Economía y Finanzas Internacionales.
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    Keywords

    Economic growth; Exports; Transition countries;
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    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General

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