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Author Jonsson, Gunnar, 1962- author

Title Dynamic gains from trade : evidence from South Africa / Gunnar Jonsson and Arvind Subramanian
Published [Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, African Department, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (32 pages) : illustrations
Series IMF working paper ; WP/00/45
IMF working paper ; WP/00/45
Summary The pendulum of academic research on the positive relationship between trade2_x000D_ and economic growth appears to be swinging from near universal to more qualified acceptance. The spate of cross-country empirical evidence marshaled by Dollar (1992), Sachs and Warner (1995), and Edwards (1998) asserting the positive impact of trade on economic growth has recently been questioned, most notably by Rodriguez and Rodrik (1999). While not arguing for the converse proposition, namely that, trade has a negative impact on growth, they assert that earlier authors did not consistently and reliably (in a statistical sense) demonstrate the regularity in the observed data. A reading of the literature yields the impression that the recent skepticism is a descendant of a more generalized dissatisfaction with the cross-country approach (see, e.g., Srinivasan (1997)) per se, which therefore argues for a research strategy that focuses on exploring more contingent or situation-specific relationships. This paper attempts to do so for the particular case of South Africa
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Subject Economic development -- Mathematical models.
Free trade -- South Africa -- Mathematical models.
Industrial productivity -- South Africa -- Mathematical models.
South Africa -- Commerce -- Mathematical models.
Form Electronic book
Author Subramanian, Arvind, author
International Monetary Fund. African Department, issuing body
ISBN 1281296821