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Sri Lanka :, Selected Issues

This Selected Issues paper on Sri Lanka underlies the dynamics of growth and external competitiveness. The slowdown in the contribution of sectors that are labor intensive, together with faster growth in sectors that are capital intensive and have higher productivity levels, resulted in total factor productivity (TFP) as the main contributor to growth. Sri Lanka’s strong growth performance has brought positive benefits to the economy and has benefited from a high quality labor force. The labor productivity is low by regional standards and the internal terms of trade are skewed toward the nontraded sector
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; I. Sri Lanka's Sources of Growth; A. Introduction; B. Stylized Facts and Dynamics of Growth; C. The Growth Acconting Framework; D. Decomposition of Sources of Growth for Sri Lanka; E. Potential Output and the Output Gap; F. Policy Issues and Conclusion; Appendix I. Estimating Potential Output; References; II. Is Sri Lanka's External Competitiveness of Concern?; A. Introduction; B. Tradable Sector Performance; C. Production Cost and Relative Price Analysis; D. Estimates of the Equilibrium Exchange Rate; E. Structural Competitiveness; F. Assessment and Policy Recommendation
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non fiction
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1 online resource (51 p.)
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