Title

Factor Accumulation or TFP? A Reassessment of Growth in South East Asia

Abstract

This paper reassesses economic growth in five South‐East Asian countries utilizing a non‐parametric productivity index and parametric techniques to trace the ultimate source/s of growth. Our results show that there is no single explanation for the growth performance of the countries in our sample. The results, particularly with reference to the role of embodied technology are comforting in terms of policy implications for countries such as Singapore, where, given the capital output ratios, there are lower returns to future capital accumulation. The possibility of capital being embodied through technological change makes future prospects much brighter for such a country.

Department(s)

Economics

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1111/j.1468-0106.2006.00298.x

Publication Date

2006

Recommended Citation

Grosskopf, Shawna, and Sharmistha Self. "Factor accumulation or TFP? A reassessment of growth in Southeast Asia." Pacific Economic Review 11, no. 1 (2006): 39-58.

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