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Trade and Economic Growth: The Zambia-China case
University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study examines the determinants of Zambia’s volume of trade during the period 1997-2012. Specifically we use the gravity model of international trade to panel data for Zambian exports to ten of the country’s major trading partners during the named period and include a dummy variable to single out the effect of China on Zambian exports. The results show that despite the different economic sizes and the distance between the two countries, the effect of exporting to China is a positive one for Zambia and this, in turn, is beneficial to the country’s economic growth. The results of the regression also suggest that despite distance being significant in trade choice it is proven not to be the complete determinant.

Abstract [sv]

Denna studie undersöker de avgörande faktorerna för Zambias handelsvolymen under perioden 1997-2012. Specifikt vi använder gravitationsmodellen för internationell handel till paneldata för zambiska export till tio av landets viktigaste handelspartner under den namngivna perioden och inkluderar en dummy variabel för att peka ut effekten av Kina på zambiska export. Resultaten visar att trots de olika ekonomiska storlek och avståndet mellan de två länderna, är effekten av att exportera till Kina en positiv för Zambia och detta i sin tur är bra för landets ekonomiska tillväxt. Resultatet av regressionen tyder också på att trots avståndet är betydande handels val det är bevisat att inte vara den kompletta avgörande.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 19 p.
Keyword [en]
Trade volume, export
National Category
Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-8161Local ID: NAX500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-8161DiVA: diva2:854996
Subject / course
Nationalekonomi
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Available from: 2015-09-21 Created: 2015-09-18 Last updated: 2015-09-21Bibliographically approved

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