Economics at your fingertips  

Economic Diversification in Bahrain

Rami Mohammad Abu Wadi and Ala' G. Bashayreh
Additional contact information
Rami Mohammad Abu Wadi: Department of Accounting and Economics, Ahlia University, Bahrain,
Ala' G. Bashayreh: Department of Economics, Hashemite University, Jordan.

International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 2018, vol. 8, issue 4, 120-125

Abstract: The study aims at analyzing the effect of economic diversification on economic growth in Bahrain for the period (1980-2014). For this purpose, many indicators were developed using The Herfindahl-Hirschman index and five variables: Real gross domestic product (GDP), exports, imports, government revenues and fixed capital formation. Results reveal a weak diversification in the Bahraini’s economy besides a positive effect of diversification on the economic growth in Bahrain. In fact, no significant relationship between Herfindahl index and the growth of real GDP.

Keywords: Economic Diversification; Economic Growth; Herfindahl - Hirschman index . (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L25 O47 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (application/pdf) (text/html)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this article

International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues is currently edited by Ilhan Ozturk

More articles in International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues from Econjournals
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Ilhan Ozturk ().

Page updated 2018-09-29
Handle: RePEc:eco:journ1:2018-04-15