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The Impact Of Public And Private Investments On The Namibian Economy- An Empirical Analysis


  • Ravinder RENA

    () (Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Education Economics and Development (IJEED) and Coordinator, Joint African Master's Programme, Harold Pupkewitz Graduate School of Business, Polytechnic of Namibia)


Public and private investment plays a significant role in extension of opportunities for earning higher incomes as well as the consumption of improved quality goods and services to the people of Namibia. Namibia has a free market economy with a strong tradition of central government planning to provide infrastructure for private investment. The economy has grown rapidly since the mid-1980s, with the gross domestic product per capita increasing more than a hundredfold. This article investigates the impact of public and private investment on Namibia’s economic performance during the period 1990-2008. It was also found that the GDP growth declined from 6.8 per cent in 2006 to 5.2 per cent in 2008. The article provides some policy implications based on the results.

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  • Ravinder RENA, 2011. "The Impact Of Public And Private Investments On The Namibian Economy- An Empirical Analysis," Review of Economic and Business Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 7, pages 59-78, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:aic:revebs:y:2011:i:7:renar

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    Private Public Investments; Economic growth; Namibia; Education; health; competitiveness;

    JEL classification:

    • E2 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment
    • R53 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Public Facility Location Analysis; Public Investment and Capital Stock
    • O44 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Environment and Growth


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