Analyzing patterns of economic growth
Kerekes, Monika ;  ;  Universität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft

Main titleAnalyzing patterns of economic growth
Subtitlea production frontier approach
AuthorKerekes, Monika
EditorUniversität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft
No. of Pages55 S.
Series ; 2007,15 : Volkswirtschaftliche Reihe
KeywordsGrowth, structural breaks, data envelopment analysis
Classification (DDC)330 Economics
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AbstractThe growth experience of virtually all but the very rich countries is best explained as
a combination of high and low growth episodes. Therefore, there is a need to under-
stand the sources of growth during high and low growth regimes and in particular the
influences as growth regimes change. This paper approaches the issue by combining
the derivation of structural breaks in economic growth with nonparametric growth
accounting that enables the decomposition of productivity changes into technologi-
cal and effciency changes. The results show that even in the medium run growth
rate changes are mainly the result of productivity changes whereas factor accumula-
tion plays only a minor role. Except for high income countries productivity changes
usually represent effciency changes. A comparison of growth take-offs and growth
collapses reveals that factor accumulation is even less important in periods of acceler-
ating growth.
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FU DepartmentDepartment Business and Economics
Year of publication2007
Type of documentBook
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