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Productivity growth and technological change in the East Asian NIEs : the case of Korea

Lee, Chang-Soo


Growth accounting exercises suggest that the reason for the remarkable growth in East Asian newly industrialising economies over the past four decades was capital accumulation. Capital accumulation, rather than productivity growth, was identified as the main source of economic growth. This thesis explores the character of East Asian growth, and how it has been driven by structural change over the past four decades. Structural change increased capital intensity in industrial production in...[Show more]

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Date published: 1998-06
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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