EXOGENOUS VS ENDOGENOUS GROWTH IN THE EU’S EAP AND CENTRAL ASIAN COUNTRIES

Ilkhom SHARIPOV

Abstract


The main purpose of this paper is to determine and analyse the factors that affected economic growth in the EU’s Eastern Partnership and Central Asian countries in the 2000-2015 period. Economic growth is one of the main targets of economic policy of any country and influenced by various determinants. Of particular interest is the endogenous and exogenous nature of these factors. Having classified these factors into exogenous and endogenous ones, we examined and determined the significance and robustness of various factors influencing the economic growth in these countries, like investment, human capital, research and development, economic policies and macroeconomic conditions, openness to trade, geography, political factors and others. Correlation and factor analysis showed significance and strong association of GDP per capita with physical, human capital, and R&D in EaP countries and with natural resources and active population share in Central Asian countries.


Keywords


economic growth, exogenous growth, endogenous growth

JEL Codes


O1; O3; O4

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