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Ngouhouo Ibrahim, Chouafi Nguekam Orfé and Bocker Poumie
''Would rising real GDP boost the combined effects of economic openness and public investment on unemployment in Cameroon?''
( 2020, Vol. 40 No.2 )
The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of economic openness and public investment on unemployment in Cameroon by exploiting the 1991T1-2017T4 quarterly data. The empirical literature about this subject has led to controversial results. The ARDL estimate showed that the effects of foreign direct investment, public investment and trade openness on unemployment are not isolated, but they strongly depend on the level of the real GDP both in the short-run and in the long-run. In that case, foreign direct investment, trade openness and public investment significantly reduce the unemployment rate. As a result, the increase in the growth rate will reinforce the positive effects of these variables on employment in Cameroon.
Keywords: Economic Openness, Public Investment, Unemployment
JEL: E2 - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment: General (includes Measurement and Data)
F1 - Trade: General
Manuscript Received : Aug 31 2019 Manuscript Accepted : Jun 07 2020

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