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Determinants of Capital Flight in Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Member Countries: Dynamic Panel Data Analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Admasse, Assefa( PhD)
dc.contributor.author Haregewoin, Yoseph
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-07T14:51:32Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-07T14:51:32Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/15024
dc.description.abstract Numerous of studies in recent years have focused attention on the determinants of capital flight in the developing countries. This paper contributed to this body of knowledge by filling a noticeable gap. Principally, this paper examines the determinant of capital flight from 13 member countries of COMESA for the period 1990-2009. The paper employed first difference General Method of Momentum (GMM) and system GMM to find out the determinant of capital flight from COMESA member countries. The study found that capital flight has a tendency to persist over time, which may reflect that habit-formation effect or contagion effect. The study also found that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has a positive and significant effect which may reflect existence of discriminatory-treatment for domestic investors. Capital flight from COMESA member countries is also fueled by the increase of Gross Domestic Product of the country which may reflect money laundering and a high return for investment in the foreign country particularly in advanced countries. Furthermore the study found that budget deficit has a negative impact on capital flight which may reflect that corrupted government officials are the main actors of capital flight from COMESA member countries. The study suggested the need for the policy makers to adopt an investment policy which doesn’t discriminate foreign investor from the domestic investors, adjusting the domestic interest rate in accordance with the international market and apply tight control on corrupted government officials to repatriate capital flight from COMESA member countries. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Determinants of capital flight in Common Market for Eastern en_US
dc.title Determinants of Capital Flight in Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Member Countries: Dynamic Panel Data Analysis en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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