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Lessons of Growth Experience

  • Jati Sengupta

Abstract

The economic growth experience of other countries provides two important tests for the development process. One is the historical test showing why some countries succeeded in growing. The other is the empirical test of the most prevalent theory of economic growth. The historical test is more comprehensive, since it includes economic policies and also institutional and political decision making that affect the growth process. The empirical test is more econometric in that it seeks to test specific hypotheses, for example how does export substitution accentuate the growth process? How does “knowledge capital” improve the externality effect, where the latter measures the impact of information technology (IT) and the related knowledge from the base sector to other sectors of the economy?

Keywords

Foreign Direct Investment Joint Venturis Growth Experience Economic Reform Total Factor Productivity Growth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jati Sengupta
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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