The contributors to this volume analyze the growth experiences of Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan in light of the recently developed endogenous growth theory to provide an understanding of the economic boom in East Asia.
The theory explored in this volume attributes the phenomenal economic success of these countries to, among other factors, the role of an outward orientation—a focus on exporting rather than on protecting home markets. In addition, the importance of exchange rate behavior, of the supportive role of government policy, and of the accumulation and promotion of physical and human capital are explored in detail. This collection also examines the extent to which growth in each country became self-sustaining once it began.
Demonstrating the relevance of endogenous growth theory for studying this important region, this fourth volume in the NBER-East Asia Seminar on Economics series will be of interest to observers of East Asian affairs.
|Publisher:||University of Chicago Press|
|Series:||National Bureau of Economic Research East Asia Seminar on Economics Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
Table of Contents
Takatoshi Ito and Anne O. Krueger
1: East Asian Experience and Endogenous Growth Theory
Anne O. Krueger
2: Long-Run Growth Theories and Empirics: Anything New?
T. N. Srinivasan
3: The Open Door Policy and China's Rapid Growth: Evidence from City-Level Data
4: Old and New Development Models: The Taiwanese Experience
5: Debt Financing, Public Investment, and Economic Growth in Taiwan
6: The Role of Trade and Exchange Rate Policy in Korea's Growth
7: The Role of the Government in Promoting Industrialization and Human
Capital Accumulation in Korea
Joon-Kyung Kim, Sang Dal Shim, and Jun-Il Kim
8: Japan's Development Cooperation and Economic Development in East Asia
9: A Time-Series Test of the Endogenous Growth Model with Human Capital
Hak K. Pyo
10: Conditional Convergence in East Asian Countries: The Role of Exports in Economic Growth
Shin-ichi Fukuda and Hideki Toya
11: Explaining Miracles: Growth Regressions Meet the Gang of Four