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Education Attainment and Economic Growth of Asian Developing Countries

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  • Humaira Kamal Pasha

    (CERDI - Centre d'Études et de Recherches sur le Développement International - IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UCA - Université Clermont Auvergne)

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The purpose of the study is to examine the long-run relationship of economic growth and education in the developing countries of Asia from 1991 to 2015 by following Barro and Lee approach. The econometric strategy indicates long-run relationship between public spending on education and education achievement based on Cobb-Douglas production function with intuition of Solow Augmented Growth Model. In addition, the study attempts to deal with the potential endogeneity by using Generalized Method of Moment (GMM) technique. Findings provide increase economic growth with higher budget allocation in education; however, contradict the assumption of Solow Augmented Mankiw-Romer-Weil for population growth rate. The study finds robust estimates for economic growth determining by life expectancy rate and purchasing power parity as well as by examining heterogeneity among countries classified into subsamples. The findings present valuable recommendations to increase human capital investment in education for policy makers.

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  • Humaira Kamal Pasha, 2021. "Education Attainment and Economic Growth of Asian Developing Countries," Working Papers hal-03230025, HAL.
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    Keywords

    Economic growth; Human capital; Public spending; Panel data. JEL Codes: O1; I2; H52; C33;
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    JEL classification:

    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
    • H52 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Education
    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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