Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162048
Authors: 
Schiff, Maurice
Wang, Yanling
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper 79
Abstract: 
The economies of small developing states tend to be more fragile than those in large ones. This paper examines this issue in a dynamic context by focusing on the impact of education and North-South trade-related technology diffusion (NRD) on TFP growth in small and large states in the South. The main findings are: i) TFP growth increases with NRD, education and the interaction between the two; ii) the impact of NRD, education and their interaction on TFP growth in small states is over three times that for large countries; and iii) the greater TFP growth loss in small states has two brain drain-related causes: a substantially greater sensitivity of TFP growth to the brain drain, and brain drain levels that are much higher in small than in large states.
Subjects: 
Technology Diffusion
Trade
Productivity Growth
Education
JEL: 
F22
J61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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