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Growth through exports: should governments intervene?

Verhoogen, Eric (2014) Growth through exports: should governments intervene? International Growth Centre Blog (14 Feb 2014). Website.

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“A thriving export sector is, as the Commission on Growth and Development states, “a critical ingredient of high growth, especially in the early stages.” [1] There is microeconomic evidence to support this claim: recent research suggests that increases in exports lead firms to produce higher-quality products, pay higher wages, and adopt more advanced technologies.[2] There is also evidence that the sophistication of a country’s exports, where the sophistication of a product is measured by the average income of countries that produce the product, is positively correlated with countries’ future growth rates.[3] It appears that growth is closely associated with moving up the quality ladder within industries, and exporting more technology-intensive and capital-intensive, higher-value-added products.

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Divisions: International Growth Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2017 10:10
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:44

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