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Openness and growth: what have we learned?

Francisco Rodríguez ()

Working Papers from United Nations, Department of Economics and Social Affairs

Abstract: This paper discusses recent evidence regarding the existence of a cross-country empirical relationship between openness to international trade and economic growth. I discuss the empirical contributions of Warner (2003), Dollar and Kraay (2002), and Wacziarg and Welch (2003), and argue that these studies fail to convincingly establish a positive link between trade and growth. I also discuss the 1990-03 experience and show that growth does not display a significant correlation with any measure of trade openness over this period.

Keywords: economic growth; openness; trade policy. cross-country growth regressions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O11 O19 O47 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 25 pages
Date: 2007-08
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