Liberalisation and Aggregate Productivity Growth

  • David Greenaway
  • M. Emranul Haque


The focus of the previous chapter was potential linkages between openness and aggregate productivity growth. As Henry and Milner show, there is a large literature on this, stimulated by a longstanding (academic and policy) interest in the appropriate trade orientation strategy for developing countries. The empirical evidence on links between openness and productivity growth is controversial, with some influential commentators arguing that what one finds depends in large measure upon the way in which openness is measured. Henry and Milner actually ask a different question; namely, does the way in which productivity growth is measured make a difference and they show that it can.


Human Capital Productivity Growth Free Trade Trade Liberalisation Intermediate Good 
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