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An Analysis of Exports and Growth in India: Some Empirical Evidence (1971-2001)

Sharma, A. and Panagiotidis, T. (2003) An Analysis of Exports and Growth in India: Some Empirical Evidence (1971-2001). Working Paper. Department of Economics, University of Sheffield ISSN 1749-8368


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The relationship between exports and economic growth has been analysed by a number of recent empirical studies. This paper re-examines the sources of growth for the period 1971-2001 for India. It builds upon Feder´s model to investigate empirically the relationship between export growth and GDP growth (the export led growth hypothesis), using recent data from the Reserve Bank of India, and by focusing on GDP growth and GDP growth net of exports. We investigate the following hypotheses: i) whether exports and GDP are cointegrated using both the Engle-Granger and the Johansen approach, ii) whether export growth Granger causes GDP growth, iii) and whether export growth Granger causes investment. Finally, a VAR is constructed and impulse response functions (IRFs) are employed to investigate the effects of macroeconomic shocks.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Keywords: India, trade, growth, cointegration, Granger causality, impulse response functions
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Department of Economics (Sheffield) > Sheffield Economics Research Papers Series
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2009 12:22
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 09:58
Published Version: http://www.shef.ac.uk/economics/research/serps/yea...
Status: Published
Publisher: Department of Economics, University of Sheffield
Identification Number: Sheffield Economic Research Paper Series 2003004
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/9883

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