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¿Importa el destino de las exportaciones para el crecimiento económico de Ghana?

Does export dstination mater for the economic growth of Gana?

Samuel Baidoo, Franklin Bedakiyiba Baajike (), Enock Ayesu () and Paul Owusu Takyi ()

Estudios Economicos, 2022, vol. 039 (Nueva Serie), issue 79, 21-46

Abstract: This study investigates whether export destinations matter for economic growth. This important question is answered by utilising annual time series data spanning the period 1996–2018 on Ghana. Two main export destinations for Ghana – sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Europe and Central Asia (ECA) regions are selec-ted for the analysis. The results from the autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) model show that export destinations really matter for economic growth. Specifica-lly, exports to the SSA region are not growth-enhancing in the long-run, but exports to the ECA region are growth enhancing in both the short- and long-run. Based on the findings, we provide policy suggestions, which seek to improve economic growth through exports for consideration

Keywords: crecimiento económico; comercio; destino de exportación; África Subsahariana; Europa Central; Asia Central; exportaciones; Economic growth; trade; export destination; sub-Saharan Africa; Europe and Central Asia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C22 F10 O40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.52292/j.estudecon.2022.3125

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