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Introduction

Andrew K. Rose

Edited by Takatoshi Ito

in Growth and Productivity in East Asia

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780226386805
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226387079 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226387079.003.0001
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This book contains studies from the thirteenth annual East Asian Seminar on Economics, which took place on June 20–22 in Melbourne, Australia, and focused on productivity. It examines recent developments in macroeconomic theory concerning the determinants of long-run growth and productivity change, and looks at Australian productivity growth in the 1990s. It also assesses the impact of accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and its predecessor, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Furthermore, the book focuses on information advantages that foreign managers may have that encourage foreign direct investment. Other chapters presented here explore foreign ownership of productivity in the Indonesian automobile industry; the impact of research and development on productivity in Taiwan; the effects of information technology investments in Korea; and sectoral productivity and economic growth in Japan.

Keywords: productivity; Australia; foreign direct investment; economic growth; research and development; information technology; macroeconomic theory; World Trade Organization; General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade; foreign ownership

Chapter.  2762 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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