Kenya’s Development Path and Factor Prices 1964-2000
AbstractThis study analyses how changes in factor abundance and trade policy have affected factor prices in Kenya since 1964. First there was a period of capital deepening, but this was reversed from 1982. As a result, there has been a shift of production towards the labour-intensive informal sector. The econometric analysis shows that in the long run factor proportions determined relative factor returns; for instance, an increase in the capital-labour ratio raised the wage-capital rental ratio. We did not find any significant impact of changes in goods prices, due to among other things changes in trade policy, on factor returns.
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Factor abundance; trade policy; globalisation; factor prices; Kenya;
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- F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
- O55 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa
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- NEP-ALL-2004-09-05 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2004-09-05 (Development)
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