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Growth Effects from Trade Diversification in The East African Community

Landström, Jonatan LU (2013) NEKN05 20132
Department of Economics
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the relationship between trade diversity and growth in the East African Community. This was done by measuring different levels of diversification in exports and further test if they could contribute to explaining the different growth levels between member countries. Using data collected for the five member countries; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda over a thirteen year period, the tests investigated whether the traditional
growth models, with the assumption of unconditional convergence, could explain
the different growth rates or if there seemed to be other underlying structures that
can’t be explained through these models. A sign of divergence in growth was
found indicating... (More)
The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the relationship between trade diversity and growth in the East African Community. This was done by measuring different levels of diversification in exports and further test if they could contribute to explaining the different growth levels between member countries. Using data collected for the five member countries; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda over a thirteen year period, the tests investigated whether the traditional
growth models, with the assumption of unconditional convergence, could explain
the different growth rates or if there seemed to be other underlying structures that
can’t be explained through these models. A sign of divergence in growth was
found indicating other explanatory variables than used in traditional models. Further adding measures of export diversity, a correlation between export diversity and GDP per capita growth was found. (Less)
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author
Landström, Jonatan LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKN05 20132
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Export diversification, extensive margin, East African Community, growth divergence
language
English
id
4113918
date added to LUP
2013-10-30 13:21:04
date last changed
2013-10-30 13:21:04
@misc{4113918,
  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the relationship between trade diversity and growth in the East African Community. This was done by measuring different levels of diversification in exports and further test if they could contribute to explaining the different growth levels between member countries. Using data collected for the five member countries; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda over a thirteen year period, the tests investigated whether the traditional
growth models, with the assumption of unconditional convergence, could explain
the different growth rates or if there seemed to be other underlying structures that
can’t be explained through these models. A sign of divergence in growth was
found indicating other explanatory variables than used in traditional models. Further adding measures of export diversity, a correlation between export diversity and GDP per capita growth was found.},
  author       = {Landström, Jonatan},
  keyword      = {Export diversification,extensive margin,East African Community,growth divergence},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Growth Effects from Trade Diversification in The East African Community},
  year         = {2013},
}