In the last chapter the importance of raising the rate of growth of exports was emphasised for the maintenance of balance-of-payments equilibrium at a permanently higher growth rate. If a continuous improvement in relative price competitiveness is ruled out as being unattainable, the major determinant of the growth of exports is the income elasticity of demand for exports, for any given growth of world income.


Productivity Growth Capacity Rate Export Performance Export Growth Export Demand 
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© A. P. Thirlwall 1986

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  • A. P. Thirlwall
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  1. 1.University of KentCanterburyUK

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