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Globalisation and the Asia-Pacific Revival


  • Bigsten, Arne

    (Department of Economics, School of Economics and Commercial Law, Göteborg University)


This paper reviews evidence on the evolution of international economic integration of Asia-Pacific countries, and discusses the extent to which this explains their recent growth success. It starts with a review of some theoretical arguments in the growth and globalisation debate, which is followed by a presentation of facts about Asia-Pacific international economic integration and growth relative to other regions of the world. Then we discuss the causes of the growth acceleration in the Asia-Pacific region and reflect on the relationships between policy reforms, openness, and per capita income growth. Finally, we draw some tentative conclusions about future growth in the region.

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  • Bigsten, Arne, 2003. "Globalisation and the Asia-Pacific Revival," Working Papers in Economics 118, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:gunwpe:0118

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    Asia-Pacific; growth; globalisation;

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    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
    • O50 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - General

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