Accession Number : ADA620425


Title :   The Ghanaian Economic Recovery


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Culpepper, Timothy M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a620425.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 59


Abstract : From 1961 to the present, Ghana s gross domestic product (GDP) change deviated significantly (more than 5.8 percent) from that of the region eight times; of these eight deviations, four were positive, outperforming the region, and four were negative, underperforming the region. This study utilizes process tracing in order to test whether economic policies protectionist and liberal had any impact on those deviations. This study shows that every negative deviation year was preceded by protectionist policies, and, with one exception (explained by currency devaluation), every positive deviation year was preceded by economic liberalization policies. This relationship suggests that the nature of economic policies (liberal versus protectionist) do not necessarily cause large, acute GDP movement, but they may be prerequisites for significant GDP movement in any given year.


Descriptors :   *ECONOMICS , *GHANA , HISTORY , POLICIES , RECOVERY , THESES


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE