EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Trade and growth in East Asian countries: cause and effect?

Jeffrey Frankel (), David Romer () and Teresa Cyrus

No 95-03, Pacific Basin Working Paper Series from Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Abstract: Estimates of growth equations have found a role for openness, particularly in explaining rapid growth among East Asian countries. But major concerns of simultaneous causality between growth and trade have been expressed. This study aims to deal with the endogeneity of trade by using as instrumental variables the exogenous determinants from the gravity model of bilateral trade, such as proximity to trading partners. Our preliminary finding is that the effect of openness on growth is even clearer when we correct for the endogeneity of openness than in standard OLS estimates. We conclude with estimates of how much has been contributed to East Asian growth by openness (both the exogenous or geographical component of openness and the residual or policy component).

Keywords: East Asia; Economic development; International trade; Gross domestic product (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1995
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (4) Track citations by RSS feed

Published in NBER Working Paper : 5732

There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.

Related works:
Working Paper: Trade and Growth in East Asian Countries: Cause and Effect? (1996) Downloads
Working Paper: Trade and Growth in East Asian Countries: Cause and Effect? (1995) Downloads
Working Paper: Trade and Growth in East Asian Countries: Cause and Effect? (1995)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:fip:fedfpb:95-03

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Pacific Basin Working Paper Series from Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Research Library ().

 
Page updated 2019-05-23
Handle: RePEc:fip:fedfpb:95-03