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[IWS] ADB: Long-term projections of Asian GDP and trade—November 2011

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Asian Development Bank (ADB)


Long-term projections of Asian GDP and trade—November 2011

[full-text, 34 pages]



Acknowledgments iv

Executive Summary v

Abbreviations vi

I.          Introduction . 1

II.        Summaries and Key Findings 3

A.        Summaries 3

1.         Human Capital Accumulation in Emerging Asia, 1970–2030 3

2.         Past and Future of the Labor Force in Emerging Asian Economies 4

3.         Economic Growth in Asia: Determinants and Prospects . 4

4.         Projection of Long-Term Total Factor Productivity Growth for 12 Asian Economies . 4

5.         The Determinants and Long-Term Projections of Saving Rates in Developing Asia 5

6.         Physical Capital Accumulation in Asia-12: Past Trends and Future Projections 6

7.         Asian Trade Flows: Trends, Patterns, and Prospects . 6

B.        Key Findings: Gross Domestic Product and Trade Projections, 2011–2030 7

1.         Gross Domestic Product 7.

2.         International Trade Flows . 10

III.       Selected Issues . 12

A.        Demographic Dividends and the Role of the Labor Force in Asia's Growth 12

B.        Reforms for Efficiency-Driven Growth . 15

C.        Developing Asia's Saving and Investment

Gap 17.

D.        Income Convergence in Developing Asia . 20

1.         β Convergence 20

2.         σ Convergence 21

References 23


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