Date of Award

2012

Document Type

Thesis

First Advisor

Yeboah, Osei-Agyeman

Abstract

The main objective of this study was to measure the effects of trade liberalization on the economic growth of African countries. A modified Cobb-Douglas production function as in Miller & Upadhyay (2000) was employed to determine the impact of trade factors on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as well as the determining Returns to Scale (RTS) of the individual economies. The factors include Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), exchange rate, capital-labor ratio, and trade openness.

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