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Accounting for the economic relationship between Japan and the Asian Tigers

Hideaki Hirata () and Keisuke Otsu ()

Studies in Economics from School of Economics, University of Kent

Abstract: In this paper, we construct a two-country business cycle accounting model in order to investigate quantitatively the relationship between Japan and the Asian Tigers. Our model is based on Backus, Kehoe and Kydland (1994) in which each economy produces tradable intermediate goods that are aggregated to form final goods within each economy. We apply the business cycle accounting method of Chari, Kehoe and McGrattan (2007) and find that the main source of high frequency fluctuation in output in each economy is the fluctuation of production efficiency within its own economy. Furthermore, the growth in the Asian Tigers'production efficiency had a significant positive effect on Japanese economic growth over the 1980-2009 period through the endogenous terms of trade effect.

Keywords: International Business Cycles; Business Cycle Accounting; Terms of trade; Productivity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E13 E32 F41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011-11
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dge, nep-fdg, nep-mac, nep-opm and nep-sea
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