On the Imposssibility of Immiserizing Growth Article

Miyagiwa, K. (1993). On the Imposssibility of Immiserizing Growth . 7(2), 1-13. 10.1080/10168739300080009

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  • Miyagiwa, K


  • This paper examines the welfare effect of economic growth for a small country which restricts international trade within the Ricardo-Viner model. We find immiserizing growth impossible under quantity restrictions regardless of sector-specificity of capital and nationality of ownership. Furthermore, we find that when quantity restrictions on imports cannot be altered the (second-best) optimal rate of tax on foreign capital is zero. The implications of this result, which contrasts with that of Brecher and Findlay, are discussed. [F 11, F 20]. © 1993, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • June 1, 1993

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