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Does trade openness affect manufacturing growth in EMCCA countries? A panel cointegration analysis

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  • Takam Fongang, Guy Martial
  • Kamdem, Cyrille Bergaly
  • Litchepah Tambo, Christian

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This study uses panel data covering the period from 1984 to 2014, panel cointegration as well as Dynamic Ordinary Least Square method to investigate the effect of trade openness on manufacturing growth in Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (EMCCA) countries. The results reveal two effects. Firstly, there is a positive and significant effect of Foreign Direct Investment and investment on manufacturing growth. Secondly, there is an ambiguous effect of trade openness on manufacturing growth. Indeed, trade openness affects either negatively the manufacturing growth or has no effect on manufacturing growth in EMCCA countries. Whatever the case, EMCCA countries should develop their manufacturing sector before fully trading with foreign countries.

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  • Takam Fongang, Guy Martial & Kamdem, Cyrille Bergaly & Litchepah Tambo, Christian, 2017. "Does trade openness affect manufacturing growth in EMCCA countries? A panel cointegration analysis," MPRA Paper 83747, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Trade openness; Panel Cointegration; Dynamic Ordinary Least Square; Manufacturing growth; EMCCA countries;

    JEL classification:

    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology

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