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International competitiveness in Africa : policy implications in the Sub-Saharan region

Author: Ivohasina F Razafimahefa; Shigeyuki Hamori
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2007.
Series: Advanced studies in theoretical and applied econometrics, v. 43.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The effects of international trade and foreign direct investment on developing economies have always been controversial. With the unstoppable spread of globalization and the supremacy of "open" policies over "closed" ones, the debate between "participating" and "not participating" in the world economy has been superseded by discussions on the best policy measures for expanding participation and enhancing the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ivohasina F Razafimahefa; Shigeyuki Hamori
ISBN: 9783540689201 3540689206 3642088457 9783642088452
OCLC Number: 123893499
Description: xi, 166 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Trade and economic growth --
3. FDI and economic growth --
4. Trade competitiveness : exchange rate and inflation --
5. Trade competitiveness : exchange rate, productivity and export price --
6. FDI competitiveness --
7. Productivity determinants --
8. Sustainability of trade accounts --
9. Trade balance and the terms of trade --
10. Purchasing power parity --
11. Concluding remarks.
Series Title: Advanced studies in theoretical and applied econometrics, v. 43.
Responsibility: Ivohasina Fizara Razafimahefa, Shigeyuki Hamori.
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This book offers insight into international trade and foreign direct investment competitiveness in Africa. It examines two policies frequently used to enhance international competitiveness in  Read more...

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