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Title: Impact of economic liberalization in Bangladesh
Authors: OMAR KHALED MOHAMMAD R. BASHAR
Keywords: economic liberalization, import and export performance, saving, investment, growth, cointegration
Issue Date: 8-Mar-2007
Source: OMAR KHALED MOHAMMAD R. BASHAR (2007-03-08). Impact of economic liberalization in Bangladesh. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study aims at identifying the extent and impact of economic liberalization on Bangladesha??s economy in terms of trade and major macroeconomic variables. We found that Bangladesh achieved remarkable progress in trade and financial liberalization, but little progress in capital account liberalization. Using econometric models, we found positive effect and no effect of trade liberalization on aggregate import and export, and mixed impact on disaggregated items. Second, we found positive effect of financial liberalization on total domestic saving and private saving, but no effect on investment. Third, we found negative effect of financial liberalization but no effect of trade and capital account liberalization on growth. Finally, using impulse response functions we found mixed effects of trade and financial reform policy shocks on major macroeconomic variables. Our study suggests that liberalization may not necessarily lead to expected outcomes and countries embarking on liberalization should not be too optimistic about reforms.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/15645
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