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Estimates of the Steady State Growth Rates for Selected Asian Countries with an Extended Solow Model

  • Rao, B. Bhaskara

This paper develops an extended version of the Solow (1956) growth model in which total factor productivity is assumed a function of two important externalities viz., learning by doing and openness to trade. Using this framework we show that these externalities have played an important role to improve the long run growth rats of six Asian countries viz., Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Korea and the Philippines. A few broad policies to improve their long run growth rates are suggested.

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Date of creation: 25 Jul 2008
Date of revision: 01 Jul 2008
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