Asia's Productivity Performance and Potential: The Contribution of Sectors and Structural Change

@inproceedings{Ark2002AsiasPP,
  title={Asia's Productivity Performance and Potential: The Contribution of Sectors and Structural Change},
  author={Bart van Ark and Marcel P. Timmer},
  year={2002}
}
This paper aims to improve our understanding of economic growth performance in Asia during the past four decades by focusing on the role of resource reallocations between sectors and its contribution to aggregate productivity growth. We find that the traditional source of reallocating resources from agriculture to industry is still quite powerful for low income countries in the region (in particular South Asia and South East Asia), especially when account is taken of the existence of so-called… CONTINUE READING

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