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Do exports promote savings in African countries?

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  • Sinha, Dipendra

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Maizels (1968) hypothesizes that exports contribute more to savings than the non-export part of GDP. In this paper, we study the Maizels’ hypothesis for 17 African countries using time series data. The study finds general support for the Maizels’ hypothesis.

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  • Sinha, Dipendra, 1999. "Do exports promote savings in African countries?," MPRA Paper 18058, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:18058
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    1. Peter C. B. Phillips & Bruce E. Hansen, 1990. "Statistical Inference in Instrumental Variables Regression with I(1) Processes," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 57(1), pages 99-125.
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    1. Tsermenidis, Konstantinos, 2014. "Προσδιοριστικοί Παράγοντες Της Εθνικής Αποταμίευσης Κατά Την Περίοδο 1990-2010 Και Μέτρα Ενίσχυσης Της Οικονομικής Ανάπτυξης
      [The Determinants of National Savings in Greece during the period 1990-2
      ," MPRA Paper 56773, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Maizels' hypothesis; savings; exports;

    JEL classification:

    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • 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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