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Exports, Investments and Economic Growth: an Empirical Investigation of the Three Baltic Countries


  • Dritsaki Chaido

    (Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia)

  • Vazakidis Athanasios

    (Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia)

  • Adamopoulos Antonios

    (Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia)


This paper investigates the relationship among exports, investments and economic growth, in the three Baltic countries which have recently joined the European Union. The purpose of this paper is to examine the long run relationship between these variables using quarterly data for the period 1992:I-2000:IV and applying the co-integration analysis as suggested by Johansen and Juselious. Then a trivariate autoregressive vector model (VAR) is used to estimate the short and long run relationships of variables of this model. The results of this paper suggested that the exports growth in combination with the increase of investments have a positive effect on the economic growth of the three Baltic countries.

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  • Dritsaki Chaido & Vazakidis Athanasios & Adamopoulos Antonios, 2004. "Exports, Investments and Economic Growth: an Empirical Investigation of the Three Baltic Countries," Baltic Journal of Economics, Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies, vol. 4(2), pages 72-79, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:bic:journl:v:4:y:2004:i:2:p:72-79

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    exports; investment; economic growth; co-integration; Baltic countries;

    JEL classification:

    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes


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