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The finance-growth nexus in Namibia

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  • Eita, Joel Hinaunye

This paper tests the causal relationship between financial development and economic growth in Namibia for the period 1980 to 2007. The analysis shows that there is evidence which points that financial development causes economic growth. It also shows that economic growth causes financial development. This suggests that Namibia should promote financial development or financial deepening as a strategy to enhance economic growth. At the same time, the country should also develop its real sector in order to promote economic development.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 78418.

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Date of creation: Jan 2009
Publication status: Published in African Finance Journal Special Issue 1 (2009): pp. 162-178
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:78418
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