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The Declining Importance of Tradable Goods Manufacturing in Australia and New Zealand :, How Much Can Growth Theory Explain?, Benjamin Hunt

In this paper, the IMF's new Global Economy Model (GEM) is used to estimate the contribution of unbalanced growth to the decline in the share of goods production in Australia and New Zealand. The simulation results suggest that faster productivity growth in the tradable goods sector in Australia, New Zealand, and their major trading partners accounts for a significant portion of the relative decline in the importance of goods production. Over the 1995 to 2004 period, unbalanced growth explains more than 80 percent of the decline in goods production in both countries
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; II. An Overview of The Global Economic Model; A. Households; B. Firms; C. Government; D. Parameterization; III. The Stylized Facts; Figures; 1. Share of Tradable Goods Production in GDP; 2. Annual Labor Productivity Growth; IV. Simulation Results; A. Some Broad Features of the Simulation Results; Tables; 1. Average Annual Labor Productivity Growth 1995 to 2004; 3. Some Broad Macroeconomic Consequences of Unbalanced Growth; B. Effect of Unbalanced Growth on Tradables Production; C. Internal and External Contributions; 2. Change Over Ten Years in Share of GDP
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non fiction
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