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Does Trade Openness Affects Employment in Cameroon?

Ibrahim Ngouhouo and Tii Nchofoung ()

Foreign Trade Review, 2021, vol. 56, issue 1, 105-116

Abstract: The objective of this paper is to examine the effect of trade openness on employment in Cameroon. The methodologies used in order to test our hypothesis were the FMOLS and DOLS. The results of the estimations show a positive and significant effect of trade openness on employment in Cameroon with both methods. Indeed, industrialisation and investments were found to significantly increase employment in Cameroon. As recommendations, if Cameroon envisages expanding in international trade, she should encourage sectors that have a spillover effect. These include increasing industrialisation which will lead to increase in national productivity. Furthermore, the educational system should match training with jobs. JEL Codes: F16, C22

Keywords: Trade openness; employment; FMOLS; DOLS (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1177/0015732520961307

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