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Education Expenditure and Economic Growth in Mauritius: An Application of the Bounds Testing Approach

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  • Sunde, Tafirenyika

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This study examines the relationship between education expenditure and economic growth in Mauritius. The study employed the ARDL bounds testing methodology for the period 1976 to 2016. The study found that education expenditure Granger causes economic growth in Mauritius in the short run. In addition, the study also found that economic growth does not Granger cause education expenditure in Mauritius in the short run. However, in the long-run, the study found that there are long-run relationships between education expenditure and economic growth in both equations; and this means that an increase in either of the variables will eventually lead to an increase in the other variable. The study, therefore, found support for the hypothesis that investment in education raises economic growth. This means that Mauritius has the potential to benefit from further investments in education in the future.

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  • Sunde, Tafirenyika, 2017. "Education Expenditure and Economic Growth in Mauritius: An Application of the Bounds Testing Approach," MPRA Paper 86667, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Kouton, Jeffrey, 2018. "Education expenditure and economic growth: Some empirical evidence from Côte d’Ivoire," MPRA Paper 88350, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Education expenditure; economic growth; Granger causality; ARDL; Mauritius;

    JEL classification:

    • C5 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling
    • E6 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook

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