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What is the effect of Inflation on Manufacturing Sector Productivity in Ghana?

Bans-Akutey, Mawufemor and Yaw Deh, Isaac and Mohammed, Faisal (2016): What is the effect of Inflation on Manufacturing Sector Productivity in Ghana?

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Abstract

Using annual time series data for Ghana, the current study investigates the effect of inflation on manufacturing sector productivity for the period 1968-2013. The empirical verification is done by using the Johansen test (JT), the Vector Error Correction Model (VECM), and the Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) regression test. The results indicate significant stable long run relationship between inflation and manufacturing sector productivity. However, there is insignificant short run link between inflation and manufacturing sector productivity in the VECM. The results of the OLS test indicate negative significant link between inflation and manufacturing sector productivity. The findings suggest that inflation has led to a decrease in manufacturing sector productivity. Policy makers should manage inflation very well in order to improve manufacturing sector productivity. Future study should examine the current topic accounting for causality and structural breaks issues since the present study did not consider these issues.

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