Growth Accelerations and Reversals in Emerging Market and Developing Economies: The Role of External Conditions


Bertrand Gruss ; Malhar S Nabar ; Marcos Poplawski Ribeiro

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March 12, 2018

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This paper investigates how country-specific external demand, external financial conditions, and terms of trade affect medium-term growth in Emerging Market and Developing Economies and the occurrence of growth accelerations and reversals. The importance of country-specific external conditions for medium-term growth has increased over time—in particular, the growing contribution of external financial conditions accounts for one-third of the increase in average income per capita growth between 1995–2004 and 2005–14. Stronger external demand and financial conditions significantly increase the probability of growth accelerations, while a strengthening of any of the three conditions significantly decreases the probability of reversals.


Working Paper No. 2018/052



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March 12, 2018



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