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Structural Problems in Namibia's Sectoral and Sub-Sectoral Performance During the 1968-1992 Years

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  • V.Heinrich S. Amavilah

    (Glendale College)

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A flexible production function analysis is addressed to Namibia's data for the 1968-1992 period to test for evidence of structural problems in sectoral and sub-sectoral performance. The analysis found the primary sector to be characterized by constant returns to scale through the entire 25 years. The secondary sector experienced constant returns to scale pre-1980 and severe diseconomies post-1980, while the tertiary sector was marked by constant returns to scale pre-1980, and questionable increasing returns to scale post-1980. The changes imply structural problems inasmuch as factor productivities and the rates of technical change declined, and little support for domestic capital formation was found.

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  • V.Heinrich S. Amavilah, 2003. "Structural Problems in Namibia's Sectoral and Sub-Sectoral Performance During the 1968-1992 Years," GE, Growth, Math methods 0307002, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpge:0307002
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    1. Amavilah, Voxi Heinrich S., 1995. "The capitalist world aggregate supply and demand model for natural uranium," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 17(3), pages 211-220, July.
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    Keywords

    structural problems in economic growth developing countries Africa Namibia transcendental production function;

    JEL classification:

    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • O55 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology

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