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Export-led growth in Bangladesh: a time series analysis

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  • K. A. Al Mamun
  • H. K. Nath

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This article examines time series evidence to investigate the link between exports and economic growth in Bangladesh. Using quarterly data for a period from 1976 to 2003 the article finds that industrial production and exports are cointegrated. The results of an error correction model (ECM) suggest that there is a long-run unidirectional causality from exports to growth in Bangladesh.

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  • K. A. Al Mamun & H. K. Nath, 2005. "Export-led growth in Bangladesh: a time series analysis," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(6), pages 361-364.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:12:y:2005:i:6:p:361-364
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850500068194
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