An Ethics for Corp Governance

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Although a high-quality institutional framework and orthodox macroeconomic management were key factors in the successful growth experience of this region, there has been debate amongst economists about whether there can be one single recipe to explain East Asia’s success. Recent work has shown that the neo-classical interpretation of East Asia’s success lacks factual validity, and the neo-classical paradigm, with individuals playing the central role in markets and directing resource allocation, cannot be used to explain growth in the region.

5 per cent per annum. This result, which has significant policy implications for the effectiveness of aid and its allocation between countries, has been vigorously challenged in more recent studies. , 1998) show that aid does have a small but statistically significant positive effect on growth. More recently, Hansen and Tarp (2000) have questioned both the validity of earlier studies that suggest that the aid–growth relationship is weak and the main Burnside and Dollar (1997) finding that aid is more effective in a good policy environment.

On the other hand, while the counter-factual, which suggests that these countries would have grown faster but for the interventions, is possible, it is very difficult to prove. In any event, Stiglitz (2001) argues that governments do have a very relevant role to play in cases of market failure. Even in successful market economies, such as the US, governments have intervened massively at times to rectify market deficiencies; for example, in capital markets. Of course, cronyism and lack of corporate governance are matters of great concern.

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