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Is export-led growth a mirage?: The case of Kenya

Peter Wamalwa and Maureen Were

No wp-2019-115, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: The role of exports in promoting economic growth has been widely acknowledged. This paper analyses the link between exporting and growth performance in Kenya using time series data. Despite trade liberalization and export promotion policies pursued over time, Kenya's export growth has been sluggish and its contribution to economic growth is still limited. Notwithstanding diversification efforts, exports are still strongly geared towards primary agricultural goods.

Keywords: Trade; export-led growth; Import; import substitution; Kenya (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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