Growth, human development, and trade: the Asian experience

Mustafa, Ghulam, Rizov, Marian and Kernohan, David (2017) Growth, human development, and trade: the Asian experience. Economic Modelling, 61 . pp. 93-101. ISSN 0264-9993

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This study looks at the three-way relationship between economic growth, human development, and openness to trade in a large panel of developing Asian economies. Using a theoretically motivated simultaneous equations system, we find that although human development contributes positively to economic growth, in the case of our Asian sample growth does not appear to have had a positive influence on human development. Uneven growth accompanied by lagging institutional development, preventing human capital formation, might have inhibited human development in the short to medium run. Complementary to the literature showing that growth is sustainable only when accompanied by human development, we confirm a role for trade liberalisation policies in achieving higher growth as well as human development.

Keywords:economic growth, human development, trade, openness, Asia
Subjects:L Social studies > L140 Econometrics
L Social studies > L160 International Economics
L Social studies > L110 Applied Economics
L Social studies > L113 Economic Policy
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:21 Dec 2016 12:02

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