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Effects of Agricultural, Manufacturing, and Mineral Exports on Angola’s Economic Growth

Chamber of Commerce and Industry Angola Zambia, Luanda 00000, Angola
Department of Agricultural Economics & Master of Int’l Agriculture, Oklahoma State University Stillwater, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
Department of Agricultural Economics, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad 9177948974, Iran
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Energies 2020, 13(6), 1494;
Received: 19 February 2020 / Revised: 10 March 2020 / Accepted: 16 March 2020 / Published: 21 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy Economics and Policy in Developed Countries)
This study investigates the effects of Angola’s agricultural, manufacturing, and mineral exports on the country’s economic growth using data from 1980 to 2017. An Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) model is employed to estimate the effect of sectoral exports on economic growth. The estimation results show that while exports from all three sectors (manufacturing, mineral, and non-mineral) have driven Angola’s economic growth in the long-run; only non-manufacturing (agricultural and mineral) exports have led its growth in the short-run. Moreover, growth in non-export GDP was driven by mineral exports in the long-run and agricultural exports in the short-run. Considering the statistically significant and positive impact of mineral exports on the Angolan GDP as well as on its non-export GDP, this study points to a lack of evidence supporting the Dutch disease phenomenon in Angola. View Full-Text
Keywords: Export-led growth; Dutch disease; ARDL; economic growth; Angola Export-led growth; Dutch disease; ARDL; economic growth; Angola
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Isaiah Zayone, T.; Henneberry, S.R.; Radmehr, R. Effects of Agricultural, Manufacturing, and Mineral Exports on Angola’s Economic Growth. Energies 2020, 13, 1494.

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