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Export led growth vs. growth led exports: LDCs experience

Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee () and Claire Economidou ()

Journal of Developing Areas, 2009, vol. 42, issue 2, 179-212

Abstract: Previous studies that investigated the export led growth hypothesis, relied upon Granger or Sims causality detection approach. Since these approaches employ first differenced variables, any inference could be short-run in nature. In this paper we consider the relation between exports and economic growth to be a long-run phenomenon. After applying Johansen's cointegration technique to establish the long-run relationship between exports and output (in presence of other factors), we rely upon weak exogeneity tests proposed by Johansen to establish exogeneity of exports or output. Annual data over 1960-99 period from 61 countries are used for analysis. The results are country specific and there is no uniform pattern.

Keywords: Export Growth; Income Growth; Cointegration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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