Jesus Felipe

Asian Development Bank

6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550

Metro Manila

Philippines

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Scholarly Papers (45)

1.

Tracking the Middle-Income Trap: What is it, Who is in it, and Why?

Levy Economics Institute, Working Paper No. 715
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 02 May 2012
Jesus Felipe, Arnelyn Abdon and Utsav Kumar
Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank and Asian Development Bank
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Middle-income Trap

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Unit Labor Costs in the Eurozone: The Competitiveness Debate Again

Levy Economics Institute of Bard College Working Paper No. 651
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 03 Mar 2011
Jesus Felipe and Utsav Kumar
Asian Development Bank and Asian Development Bank
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Competitiveness, Eurozone, Income Distribution, Unit Labor Costs

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Tracking the Middle-Income Trap: What is It, Who is in It, and Why?: Part 1

Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper Series No. 306
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 29 May 2012
Jesus Felipe
Asian Development Bank
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middle-income trap, middle-income trap definition, middle-income transition, income transitions, income groups, economic development

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The Role of Trade Facilitation in Central Asia: A Gravity Model

Levy Economics Institute of Bard College Working Paper No. 628
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 04 Nov 2010
Jesus Felipe and Utsav Kumar
Asian Development Bank and Asian Development Bank
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Central Asia, Gravity Model, Trade Facilitation

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Tracking the Middle-Income Trap: What is it, Who is in it, and Why? Part 2

Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper Series No. 307
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 28 Jun 2012
Jesus Felipe
Asian Development Bank
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income, wages, middle income, diversification, exports, middle-income trap, middle-income trap definition, middle-income transition, income transitions, income groups, economic development, economic productivity, take out economic development

6.

Manufacturing Matters…But It's the Jobs That Count

This paper extends a title by the same name, released in November 2014 as Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper Series No. 420
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 03 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2017
Jesus Felipe, Aashish Mehta and Changyong Rhee
Asian Development Bank, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and International Monetary Fund
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deindustrialization; industrialization; manufacturing; manufacturing labor productivity; structural transformation; globalization.

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The Product Space: What Does it Say About the Opportunities for Growth and Structural Transformation of Sub-Saharan Africa?

Levy Economics Institute Working Papers No. 670
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 23 May 2011
Arnelyn Abdon and Jesus Felipe
Asian Development Bank and Asian Development Bank
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Industrial Policy, Product Space, Structural Transformation, Sub-Saharan Africa

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Product Complexity and Economic Development

Levy Economics Institute, Working Papers No. 616
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 17 Sep 2010
Asian Development Bank, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Asian Development Bank and Asian Development Bank
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Capabilities, Development, Economic Complexity, Diversification, Method of Reflections, Product Complexity, Ubiquity

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How Rich Countries Became Rich and Why Poor Countries Remain Poor: It’s the Economic Structure...Duh!

Bard College Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 644
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 24 Dec 2010
Jesus Felipe, Utsav Kumar and Arnelyn Abdon
Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank and Asian Development Bank
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Bad Product, Capabilities, Low Product Trap, Middle Product Trap, Proximity, Sophistication, Structural Transformation

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Why Has China Succeeded - And Why it Will Continue to Do So

Levy Economics Institute, Working Papers Series No. 611
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 21 Aug 2010
Jesus Felipe, Utsav Kumar, Norio Usui and Arnelyn Abdon
Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank - Philippines Country Office and Asian Development Bank
Downloads 156 (184,868)
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China, Capabilities, Diversification, Export-led Growth, Leapfrogging, Open Forest, Product Space, Sophistication

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Agriculture and Structural Transformation in Developing Asia: Review and Outlook

Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper Series No. 363
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 06 Sep 2013
Roehlano Briones and Jesus Felipe
Philippine Institute for Development Studies and Asian Development Bank
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economic growth, structural transformation, agricultural development, agricultural productivity, global value chain

Education and the Journey to the Core: Path Dependence or Leapfrogging?

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 19 Jul 2014
Aashish Mehta and Jesus Felipe
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Asian Development Bank
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Core, Density, Diversification, Education, Leapfrogging, path dependence, Periphery, Revealed comparative advantage

Education and the Journey to the Core: Path-Dependence or Leapfrogging?

Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper Series No. 395
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Aug 2014
Aashish Mehta and Jesus Felipe
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Asian Development Bank
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core, density, diversification, education, leapfrogging, path-dependence, periphery, revealed comparative advantage

13.

Overeducation in Developing Economies: How Can We Test for It, and What Does It Mean?

Economics of Education Review, Vol. 30(6), pp. 1334 - 1347, 2011
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2015
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank - Economic Research and Asian Development Bank
Downloads 102 (255,886)
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Returns to education; human capital, economic development

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Exports, Capabilities, and Industrial Policy in India

Bard College Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 638
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 23 Nov 2010
Jesus Felipe, Utsav Kumar and Arnelyn Abdon
Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank and Asian Development Bank
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Capabilities, Diversification, India, Industrial Policy, Revealed Comparative Advantage, Sophistication

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As You Sow so Shall You Reap: From Capabilities to Opportunities

Levy Economics Institute, Working Papers Series No. 613
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 25 Aug 2010
Jesus Felipe, Utsav Kumar and Arnelyn Abdon
Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank and Asian Development Bank
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Capabilities, Index of Opportunities, Diversification, Open Forest, Product Space, Sophistication, Standardness

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The Illusions of Calculating Total Factor Productivity and Testing Growth Models: From Cobb-Douglas to Solow and to Romer

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 30 Apr 2019
Jesus Felipe and John McCombie
Asian Development Bank and University of Cambridge - Department of Land Economy
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Accounting Identity, Cobb-Douglas, Dual TFP, Growth Accounting, Primal TFP, Romer, Solow

17.

The Impact of Financial Factors on the Output Gap and Estimates of Potential Output Growth

Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper Series No. 457
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 29 Dec 2015
Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank and Ateneo de Manila University
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economic growth, financial factors, output gaps, potential output growth

18.

Aggregate Production Functions and the Accounting Identity Critique: Further Reflections on Temple’s Criticisms and Misunderstandings

Levy Economics Institute, Working Papers Series
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 May 2012
Jesus Felipe and John McCombie
Asian Development Bank and University of Cambridge - Department of Land Economy
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Accounting Identity, Aggregate Production Function, Aggregation Problems, Value-added Identity, Value Data

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Problems with Regional Production Functions and Estimates of Agglomeration Economies: A Caveat Emptor for Regional Scientists

Levy Economics Institute of Bard College Working Paper No. 725
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 19 May 2012
Jesus Felipe and John McCombie
Asian Development Bank and University of Cambridge - Department of Land Economy
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Accounting Identity, Agglomeration Economies, Regional Aggregate Production Functions

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Exploring the Philippine Economic Landscape and Structural Change Using the Input-Output Framework

Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 631
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 06 Nov 2010
Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank - Economic Research and Asian Development Bank
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Input-Output Analysis, Linkage Index, Multiplier Product Matrix, Structural Change

21.

The Debate About the Sources of Growth in East Asia after a Quarter of a Century: Much Ado About Nothing

Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper Series No. 512
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Jun 2017
Jesus Felipe and John McCombie
Asian Development Bank and University of Cambridge - Department of Land Economy
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Accounting Identity, Dual TFP, East Asia, Growth Accounting, Primal TFP, Technical Progress

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Is Pakistan’s Growth Rate Balance-of-Payments Constrained? Policies and Implications for Development and Growth

Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper Series No. 160
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 20 May 2010
Jesus Felipe, John McCombie and Naqvi Kaukab
Asian Development Bank, University of Cambridge - Department of Land Economy and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 50 (379,532)
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Middle-Income Transitions: Trap or Myth?

Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper Series No. 421
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 03 Feb 2015
Jesus Felipe, Utsav Kumar and Reynold Galope
Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank and Georgia State University
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middle-income trap, middle-income transition

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The Impact of Geography and Natural Resource Abundance on Growth in Central Asia

Levy Economics Institute of Bard College Working Paper No. 629
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 04 Nov 2010
Jesus Felipe and Utsav Kumar
Asian Development Bank and Asian Development Bank
Downloads 44 (400,043)
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Central Asia, EXPY, Landlocked, Manufacturing Exports, Primary Exports, Resource-Rich

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Modeling Technological Progress and Investment in China: Some Caveats

Levy Economics Institute, Working Papers Series No. 643
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 15 Dec 2010
Jesus Felipe and John McCombie
Asian Development Bank and University of Cambridge - Department of Land Economy
Downloads 39 (418,601)
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China, Identity, Investment, Neoclassical Model, Total Factor Productivity Growth

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Asia and the Global Crisis: Recovery Prospects and the Future

Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 619
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 21 Sep 2010
Jesus Felipe
Asian Development Bank
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Asia, China, Global Crisis, Open Forest

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The People's Republic of China's Potential Growth Rate: The Long-Run Constraints

Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper Series No. 418
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 03 Feb 2015
Jesus Felipe, Matteo Lanzafame and Juzhong Zhuang
Asian Development Bank, University of Messina - Department of Economics and Asian Development Bank
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balance of payments constrained growth rate, Kalman filter, natural growth rate, Okun’s Law, People’s Republic of China, potential growth rate

28.

Deindustrialization? A Global Perspective

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 30 Nov 2017
Jesus Felipe and Aashish Mehta
Asian Development Bank and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
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deindustrialization; industrialization; globalization; manufacturing jobs; labor productivity; structural transformation

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Using Capabilities to Project Growth, 2010-30

Bard College Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 609
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 16 Aug 2010
Jesus Felipe, Utsav Kumar and Arnelyn Abdon
Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank and Asian Development Bank
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Capabilities, Forecast, Growth

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Aggregation in Production Functions: What Applied Economists Should Know

Metroeconomica, Vol. 54, pp. 208-262, May 2003
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 09 Jul 2003
Jesus Felipe and Franklin M. Fisher
Asian Development Bank and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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A Reassessment of the Use of Unit Labor Costs as a Tool for Competitiveness and Policy Analyses in India

Levy Economics Institute of Bard College Working Paper No. 624
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 06 Oct 2010
Jesus Felipe and Utsav Kumar
Asian Development Bank and Asian Development Bank
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Capital Productivity, Capital Share, Competitiveness, Functional Distribution of Income, India, Labor Productivity, Labor Share, Real Rate of Profit, Real Wage Rate, Unit Capital Cost, Unit Labor Cost

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Is a Theory of Total Factor Productivity Really Needed?

Metroeconomica, Vol. 58, No. 1, pp. 195-229, February 2007
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 09 Feb 2007
Jesus Felipe and John McCombie
Asian Development Bank and University of Cambridge - Department of Land Economy
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Why are Some Countries Richer than Others? A Skeptical View of Mankiw-Romer-Weil's Test of the Neoclassical Growth Model

Metroeconomica, Vol. 56, No. 3, pp. 360-392, July 2005
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 15 Jul 2005
Jesus Felipe and John McCombie
Asian Development Bank and University of Cambridge - Department of Land Economy
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Technical Change in India’s Organized Manufacturing Sector

Levy Economics Institute of Bard College Working Paper No. 626
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 14 Oct 2010
Jesus Felipe and Utsav Kumar
Asian Development Bank and Asian Development Bank
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Hicks-neutral Technical Change, India, Marx-biased Technical Change, Real Wage–Profit Rate Schedule

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The Pillars of Potential Growth and the Role of Policy: A Panel Data Approach

Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper Series No. 482
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 19 Jul 2016
University of Messina - Department of Economics, Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank and Ateneo de Manila University
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determinants of growth, potential output growth, reforms

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The Declining Share of Agricultural Employment in the People's Republic of China: How Fast?

Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper Series No. 419
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 03 Feb 2015
Asian Development Bank, Ateneo de Manila University and University of Messina - Department of Economics
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agricultural employment, People’s Republic of China, structural transformation

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Why Has the Philippines’ Growth Performance Improved? From Disappointment to Promising Success

Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper Series No. 542
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 03 Jun 2018
Jesus Felipe and Gemma Bolotaulo Estrada
Asian Development Bank and Asian Development Bank - Economic Research
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Harrod’s natural growth rate, Kalman filter, Okun’s Law, Philippines, potential growth, underemployment, unemployment

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Is Employment Globalizing?

Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper Series No. 556 (September, 2018)
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 22 Feb 2019
Nankai University, Asian Development Bank, National University of Malaysia (UKM) - Institute of Malaysian and International Studies and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
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employment, export induced, globalization, tradable goods, trade-linked employment

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Asia’s Industrial Transformation: The Role of Manufacturing and Global Value Chains (Part 1)

Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper Series No. 549 (July, 2018)
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 22 Feb 2019
Jesus Felipe
Asian Development Bank
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balance-of-payment constraint, deindustrialization, engine of growth, export-led growth, industrialization, manufacturing, structural transformation

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The PRC’s Long-Run Growth through the Lens of the Export-Led Growth Model

Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper Series No. 555 (August, 2018)
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 22 Feb 2019
Jesus Felipe and Matteo Lanzafame
Asian Development Bank and Università degli Studi di Messina - Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Aziendali, Ambientali e Metodologie Quantitative (SEAM)
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balance-of-payments equilibrium growth rate, Bayesian model averaging, export-led growth, Kalman filter, People’s Republic of China

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An Input-Output Analysis of the Philippine BPO Industry

Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp. 41-56, May 2008
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 16 Apr 2008
Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank - Economic Research and Asian Development Bank
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Asia’s Industrial Transformation: The Role of Manufacturing and Global Value Chains (Part 2)

Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper Series No. 550 (July, 2018)
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 22 Feb 2019
Jesus Felipe
Asian Development Bank
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capabilities, developmental states, latecomer model, global value chains, industrial policy

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Where Have All the Educated Workers Gone? Services and Wage Inequality in Three Asian Economies

Metroeconomica, Vol. 64, Issue 3, pp. 466-497, 2013
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 06 Jun 2013
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank - Economic Research and Asian Development Bank - Economic Research
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Correcting for Biases When Estimating Production Functions: An Illusion of the Laws of Algebra?

Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol. 32, Issue 3, pp. 441-459, 2008
Posted: 20 Jun 2008
Jesus Felipe, Rana Hasan and J. S. L. McCombie
Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Accounting identity, Endogeneity, Omitted-variable bias, Production function

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The Employment Elasticity in Manufacturing: A Comment on Mazumdar

Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol. 29, Issue 4, pp. 659-664, 2005
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
E.C. Sipin and Jesus Felipe
Independent and Asian Development Bank

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Accounting identity, Labour share