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Author Vamvakidis, Athanasios, author

Title Explaining investment in the WAEMU / prepared by Athanasios Vamvakidis
Published [Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, Research Dept., [1998]
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Description 1 online resource (23 pages)
Series IMF working paper ; WP/98/99
IMF working paper ; WP/98/99
Summary Both theoretical and empirical studies have documented the importance of investment for long run growth. In fact, capital formation is a necessary condition for growth in almost all growth models. The investment share is a variable that is always present on the right-hand side of growth regressions, coming out with a positive and statistically significant coefficient2. This result has motivated a large empirical literature on the explanation of cross country differences in investment shares. Knowing why some countries or regions invest more than others can lead to useful policy implications
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 22-23)
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Subject Union économique et monétaire ouest africaine.
Investments -- Africa, West -- Mathematical models.
Saving and investment -- Africa, West -- Mathematical models.
Form Electronic book
Author International Monetary Fund. Research Department, issuing body
ISBN 1281601179