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Foreign Real Estate Investments and Tourism development in island economies: An Panel ARDL Approach

23 August 2022

Tourism development and foreign real estate investment (FREI) are two aspects that have gained impetus in developing contexts over the past years. Using the context of small island developing economies, the study is being conducted to depict the link betw ...

Trade in Services and Poverty Alleviation in Mauritius

23 August 2022

development and poverty have been very relatively rare. This research ...

Impact of the Global COVID-19 Pandemic on FDI: Evidence from a Small Open Economy

23 August 2022

This study sets out to empirically examine the effect of the outbreak of the global COVID-19 pandemic on the foreign direct investment flows of a small open economy, Mauritius. A preliminary analysis of the monthly gross direct investment flows data clear ...

The innovation and exports interplay across Africa: Does business environment matter?

23 August 2022

The paper investigates the relationship between innovation and export behaviour across manufacturing and services firms in Africa. The study is based on the general premise that innovation has a positive effect on firm’s exports (self-selection hypothesis ...

The impact of COVID-19 outbreak on the Mauritian export trade: a disaggregated analysis

23 August 2022

Purpose – This study aims at evaluating the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the export trade system for Mauritius during the first half of 2020 (January 2020–June 2020). Design/methodology/approach – An initial analysis of the monthly export time serie ...

Using the Structural Time Series Model to Analyze the Nexus Tourism and Foreign Real Estate Investment

8 August 2022

between tourism and FREI. For the research, yearly data spanning from 2000 ...

Implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA):The Effects of Trade Procedures on trade flows

14 July 2022

In January 2018, the 10th African Union (AU) Summit of African Heads of States and Governments was held in Kigali. At this occasion, 44 countries had signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. In this study, it is pointed out that ...

Mesas de discusión: “Aportes del Regionalismo Latinoamericano al sistema multilateral de comercio” y “LatinAmerica and China” organizadas en el marco del lanzamiento del WTO Chair en Lima

21 June 2022

Por la tarde se llevaron a cabo dos mesas de discusión que involucraron a distintas Cátedras OMC, de distintas fases. Ambas mesas discutieron respecto a las relaciones de los procesos de integración regionales y el sistema multilateral/mundial del comerci ...

An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of COVID-19 on Trade: Evidence from a Small island economy

16 April 2022

This study investigates the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and related containment measures on the trade system of Mauritius for the period January 2020 to June 2021. As the pandemic spreads across the globe due to high interconnectedness acro ...

Covid-19 Shock: Pass-Through to Consumer Prices in Tunisia, Economic Research Forum Working Paper 1535

21 March 2022

In this paper, we evaluate the pass-through of the COVID-19 shock on international prices and trade policy to consumer prices in Tunisia. Specifically, we evaluate the extent to which changes in import unit values, tariffs, non-tariff measures, and new ex ...