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Comparative Analysis of Transport and Communications Korea and Australia

Lee, Boon and Shepherd, William (2002): Comparative Analysis of Transport and Communications Korea and Australia. Published in: Journal of Economic Development , Vol. 27, No. No. 1 : pp. 53-73.


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This paper examines the output and productivity performance of the Transport and Communication sector in South Korea and Australia, from 1990 to 1999. The aim of the paper is two -fold. First, the paper is the first in a series which compares the performance of various industries within the service sector. Second, it introduces a method for derivation of appropriate currency converters or purchasing power parities (PPPs) to enable quantification of output and productivity at various disaggregated levels. This method is based on the industry -of-origin approach as refined by the International Co mparisons of Output and Productivity (ICOP) project based at the University of Groningen.

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