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Modelling Trade Liberalisation-Poverty Nexus for Ghana

James Nyarkoh, Bright (2017): Modelling Trade Liberalisation-Poverty Nexus for Ghana.


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The paper examines the effect of trade liberalisation on poverty incidence for Ghana for the period 1960-2013. The estimation methods are the Johansen test, Vector Error Correction (VECM) test, and the Ordinary Least Square (OLS). The findings of the study suggest that poverty incidence is negatively related to trade liberalisation in the long-run and short-run. The implication of the finding is that poverty incidence is reducing with trade liberalisation. Future studies should consider the current topic in a multivariate modelling.

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