What Do We Know About Namibia's Competitiveness

 
Author/Editor: Miyajima, Ken
 
Publication Date: July 01, 2007
 
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Summary: This paper evaluates Namibia's competitiveness using several traditional indicators; it concludes that, while the real effective exchange rate (REER) is in equilibrium at present?suggesting no imminent need for concern?the country may wish to improve its competitiveness by increasing educational attainment, reducing the skills mismatch, and diversifying its exports. Moreover, although Namibia scores relatively well on survey-based major indicators of structural competitiveness, the business environment can be made more conducive to private sector activity.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 07/191
Subject(s): Export competitiveness | Namibia | Economic models | Governance

Author's Keyword(s): Autoregressive distributed lag model | business environment | competitiveness | equilibrium real exchange rate | governance
 
English
Publication Date: July 01, 2007
ISBN/ISSN: 1934-7073 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2007191 Pages: 30
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