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Published: 2019-12-25
Paper Type:Research
Paper Title:Relationship between Export Diversification and Economic Growth, Case of Tunisia (1987-2015)
Author:ALOUANI Ahmed1, Ismahène ABID2
About Author: 1PH.D. of Economics 2007, CEMAFI, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France And Assistant Professor at the Higher Institute of Business Administration, Gafsa, TUNISIA
2holder of a master's degree in economics and future doctoral student. Gafsa, TUNISIA
Page No:35-47
Article Info

If in the empirical literature, the postive relationship between divisification of exports and growth has been detected. However, this relationship does not always come out. As an indication and as we have argued, Michaely (1977), for example, has found a significant positive link between exports and economic growth only in the most developed countries. This was not the case in the least developed countries. In our study concerning Tunisia, we concluded that this relationship, indeed, exists. In this study we chose as period: 1987-2015. On the econometric side, we used the co-integration method. According to the results of the analysis, we found that exports, especially agricultural exports, have a positive effect on long-term growth. Hence, investments in the production of exportable agricultural goods must be encouraged.

Growth, diversification, exports, agricultural exports, Tunisia, positive relationship, co-integration
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