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dc.contributor.advisorBernasek, Alexandra
dc.contributor.authorAlgarini, Abdullah
dc.contributor.committeememberMushinski, David
dc.contributor.committeememberKling, Robert
dc.contributor.committeememberKroll, Stephan
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-09T15:41:15Z
dc.date.available2017-06-09T15:41:15Z
dc.date.submitted2017
dc.description2017 Spring.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractThis study is based on the understanding that economic growth in the long run can be achieved not only by increasing accumulation of capital and labor, but also through a sustained growth in total factor productivity (TFP). Therefore, knowledge of factors that explain TFP growth is important in explaining economic growth in the long run. Previous studies emphasize that in general education and health have very important effects on TFP growth, but the effects of these factors have not been widely studied in the AGCC countries. The first step in understanding the problem is to estimate TFP growth by using the Solow Model (1957) and Kalio Model (2012) and the second step is to determine the factors that affect TFP growth by using the Miller and Upadhyay (2000), Khan (2005), and Kalio (2012) models. The results from this study show that the contribution of the accumulation of capital and labor is higher than the contribution of TFP to economic growth over the period 1990-2014 and that it is still low or negative in these countries compared to developed countries. The most positively impactful variables on TFP growth in the AGCC are trade openness, oil revenues, and government consumption, while education, health, manufacturing, and FDI show little if any effect in most AGCC countries. In contrast, Jordan shows a positive effect of education, FDI, and manufacturing on TFP growth that may make Jordan more productive in the long term than AGCC countries.
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dc.format.mediumdoctoral dissertations
dc.identifierALGARINI_colostate_0053A_14116.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/181388
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof2000-2019 - CSU Theses and Dissertations
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dc.titleEffect of human capital on total factor productivity growth in the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council countries, The
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thesis.degree.disciplineEconomics
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


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