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Exports, export composition and growth

Sir David Greenaway (), Wyn Morgan and Peter Wright ()

The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, 1999, vol. 8, issue 1, 41-51

Abstract: The relationship between trade and growth has been central to development economics with particular emphasis on the export-growth dynamic. The current paper is in the tradition of this literature but develops two new strands. First, it examines the exports-growth link in a dynamic fashion, providing a more rigorous approach than has been attempted previously. Second it explores the role of export composition in determining growth performance. By constructing a panel of 69 countries and using the dynamic model, the results generated suggest that there is a strong positive relationship between exports and growth. Further, it is apparent that the composition of those exports is important in determining the strength of growth.

Keywords: Exports; growth; panel econometrics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1999
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