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Economic Diversification in Bahrain

Rami Mohammad Abu Wadi and Ala' G. Bashayreh
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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
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