NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Openness and Growth: A Time-Series, Cross-Country Analysis for Developing Countries

Ann Harrison

NBER Working Paper No. 5221
Issued in August 1995
NBER Program(s):International Trade and Investment

This paper draws together a variety of openness measures to test the association between openness and growth. Although the correlation across different types of openness is not always strong, there is generally a positive association between growth and different measures of openness. The strength of the association depends on whether the specification uses cross-section or panel data (which combines cross- section and time series). For industrializing countries, which have exhibited significant fluctuations in trade regimes over time, long run averages may not serve as very meaningful indicators of policy.

download in pdf format
   (543 K)

email paper

Machine-readable bibliographic record - MARC, RIS, BibTeX

Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w5221

Published: Harrison, Ann. "Openness And Growth: A Time-Series, Cross-Country Analysis For Developing Countries," Journal of Development Economics, 1996, v48(2,Mar), 419-447. citation courtesy of

Users who downloaded this paper also downloaded* these:
Leamer Measures of Openness
Frankel and Romer w5476 Trade and Growth: An Empirical Investigation
Sachs and Warner w5398 Natural Resource Abundance and Economic Growth
Baldwin Openness and Growth: What's the Empirical Relationship?
Frankel, Romer, and Cyrus w5732 Trade and Growth in East Asian Countries: Cause and Effect?
 
Publications
Activities
Meetings
NBER Videos
Themes
Data
People
About

National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138; 617-868-3900; email: info@nber.org

Contact Us