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Title: Determinants of Capital Flight in Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Member Countries: Dynamic Panel Data Analysis
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Dr. Assefa Admasse
Yoseph, Haregewoin
Keywords: Economics
Issue Date: 17-Jan-2013
Publisher: aau
Abstract: Determinants of capital flight in Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa member countries: Dynamic Panel Data Analysis Yoseph Haregewoin Addis Ababa University, 2012 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.
Description: A thesis submitted to the department of Economics Presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in International Economics
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