TITLE

THE MACROECONOMIC DRIVERS OF ECONOMIC GROWTH IN MALAWI

AUTHOR(S)
Chirwa, Themba G.; Odhiambo, Nicholas M.
PUB. DATE
June 2015
SOURCE
Socioeconomica;Jun2015, Vol. 4 Issue 7, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper examines the main macroeconomic drivers of economic growth in Malawi. The drivers are identified by examining the various development plans and reforms that Malawi implemented during the period 1970-2011. The examination concludes that the main macroeconomic drivers of economic growth in Malawi during this period were the accumulation of physical capital, human capital development, international trade, inflation and the real exchange rate. The examination also shows that country-specific development policies and institutions are important in identifying and influencing the macroeconomic factors of growth. Although Malawi has been able to identify the factors that would contribute to sustainable economic growth in its development policies, these factors were influenced by a number of structural challenges, such as low investment rates, inadequate investment in human capital, balance-of-payment problems, macroeconomic instability, and frequent policy reversals in the implementation of macroeconomic reforms.
ACCESSION #
108644402

 

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