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Productivity convergence and international openness

Gavin Cameron

Productivity convergence and international openness

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Published by Bank of England in London .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementGavin Cameron, James Proudman, Stephen Redding.
SeriesWorking paper series -- No.77, Working paper (Bank of England) -- No.77.
ContributionsProudman, James., Redding, Stephen., Bank of England.
The Physical Object
Pagination71p. ;
Number of Pages71
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Open LibraryOL18067047M

The model and the variables In line with the theoretical propositions and previous empirical analysis discussed, we specify the following growth equation to be estimated: R. An extended GMM method of Blundell and Bondin which lagged first differences are also used as instruments for the levels equations, should work better than standard first-differenced GMM methods when the variables are highly persistent so that lagged values are only weakly correlated with subsequent first differences. This process of catch-up continues as long as the following nations have something to learn from the leading nations, and will only cease when the knowledge discrepancy between the leading and following nations becomes very small and eventually exhausted. This is, however, not the case.

This finding has important policy implications discussed in this chapter. Further the results of the Granger test indicate that the null hypothesis that Trade Openness does Granger cause economic growth can be rejected. This theoretical uncertainty is yet associated with mixed and inconclusive empirical evidence on the matter, that is, the impact of trade policy on economic growth. The increasing interest of researchers has resulted in a number of trade indices that attempt to combine both tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade and measure individual country trade orientation e. Kiviet proposes a bias-corrected LSDV least squares dummy variables estimate, by estimating the sample bias from an uncorrected LSDV estimate and using this to remove the inconsistency in the parameter estimates [ 14 ].

This is, however, not the case. Trade integration allows for more efficient allocation of resources through economies of scale and scope as well as through an increased competition. Although different mechanisms are at work in comprehending the influence of exports and imports on economic growth, both may reflect on an individual country capability to rip off the benefits of increasing trade integration of these countries that is expected to be revealed by higher trade intensity rations. Moreover, using trade volume and trade intensity indicators as a proxy for trade openness may be entirely misleading. For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: Digital Media Team. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.


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The theory also assumes that technology is freely traded and available to developing countries that are attempting to catch-up. The problems of inadequate measurement of individual country trade regime and orientation have occupied researchers for many years.

There has been much discussion about the relationship of an open economy to political vitality. Economic openness, albeit influenced by factors like geographic Productivity convergence and international openness book population size and resourcesappears to contribute to the wealth of a nation.

This difference in Productivity convergence and international openness book power led to little spending on the establishment of institutions such as public schools and slowed down their progress.

Since the late 20th century, however, this tendency has been countered by the globalization of economic relations, the dissolution of the communist world, and the operation of institutions such as the World Trade Organization WTO and Productivity convergence and international openness book General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade GATT.

The problems of endogeneity are related to both 1 the proposition of potential reverse causality between economic growth and trade and 2 common unobserved factors of influence that may give rise to positive-biased estimations.

For robustness check, and deeper understanding of the relationship, we then estimate the same models relying on a dynamic LSDVC regression. In other words, the institutional design of the polity and the behaviour of political actors are considered to affect economic development and its relation to the world economy.

Contrary to these findings, a study by Harission, for example, found a significant and negative effect of tariff rates on economic growth [ 6 ]. This finding has important policy implications discussed in this chapter.

Finally, we estimate growth equation in an integrated and dynamic framework. International trade does indeed link a country with the world economy. More about this item Access and download statistics Corrections All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors.

The regressions reported here are robust to the use of openness indicator, estimation technique, time period and functional form, and suggest that more open countries have indeed experienced faster productivity growth. Given the functional specification in 9we can see that this model does not have much to say about the indirect effect of openness on growth through its impact on capital accumulation because the investment rate is also included as one of the explanatory variables.

Limitations[ edit ] The fact that a country is poor does not guarantee that catch-up growth will be achieved. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

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This often traps countries in a low-efficiency cycle whereby the most efficient technology is too expensive to be acquired. Though trade patterns are related to trade policy, they are not the sole function of liberal trade regime per se.

The implication of this is that poverty will ultimately disappear 'by itself'. Hence, most if not all countries are by now more or less integrated into the world economy, although the extent varies according to certain political circumstances: Variations of political systems, such as democracy versus non-democracy Institutionalization of politics and related behaviour of organized interests Domestic politics in relation to state capacities welfare statism The analysis of the relationship between democracy and economic development is a long-standing one.Openness and growth: A time-series, cross-country analysis for developing countries Ann Harrison Columbia University, Uris Hall, New York, NYUSA Received 15 December ; revised 15 December Abstract This paper draws together a variety of openness measures to test the association between.

"Productivity Convergence and International Openness" (joint with Gavin Cameron and James Proudman), Chapter 6 in (eds) Proudman and Redding, Openness and Growth, Bank of England, "Growth in UK Manufacturing Between " (joint with Gavin Cameron and James Proudman), Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin, May,pages European Integration, Productivity Growth and Real Convergence Abstract This paper derives a stochastic endogenous growth model that investigates the impact of European Union integration on convergence and productivity growth.

We deviate from the general strand of literature by not only deriving a theoretical model for the effects of.Openness, Productivity and Growth: What Do We Pdf Know? Sebastian Edwards. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in March NBER Program(s):International Finance and Macroeconomics Program, International Trade and Investment Program For over a century social analysts have debated the connection between trade policy and economic performance.Mar 24,  · Haldane summarizes overall patterns in the productivity figures in this way (footnotes omitted): First, the slowdown of productivity growth has clearly been .Convergence of Ebook Cross-National Studies and Historical Evidence Edited by Ebook J.

Baumol, Richard R. Nelson, and Edward N. Wolff. This collection of original articles looks at the convergence hypothesis, which asserts that since the Second World War, industrial countries were growing increasingly homogeneous in terms of productivity, technology, and per capita incomes.