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Dr Keshab Bhattarai


Convergence in labor productivity across provinces and production sectors in China (2022)
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Bhattarai, K., & Qin, W. (2022). Convergence in labor productivity across provinces and production sectors in China. Journal of economic asymmetries, 25, Article e00247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeca.2022.e00247

Empirical evidence is found for the β and σ convergence towards the steady states of labor productivity across provinces and production sectors in China based on estimates of static, dynamic and quintile panel data models. The pattern of convergences... Read More about Convergence in labor productivity across provinces and production sectors in China.

CO2 Emissions, Economic Growth, and Energy Consumption in G7 and BRICS Countries (2021)
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Bhattarai, K., & Brind, B. (2021). CO2 Emissions, Economic Growth, and Energy Consumption in G7 and BRICS Countries. Journal of Development Economics and Finance, 2(2),

This research set out to investigate whether economic growth has an impact on CO 2 emissions in G7 and BRICS countries, and whether the Paris Agreement has been effective in respect to CO 2 emissions by successfully analysing each of the five null hy... Read More about CO2 Emissions, Economic Growth, and Energy Consumption in G7 and BRICS Countries.

Economic and Institutional Determinants of Mergers & Acquisitions in BRICS, G7 and G20 Economies (2021)
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Bhattarai, K., Prasuna, A., & Kumar, S. N. V. S. (in press). Economic and Institutional Determinants of Mergers & Acquisitions in BRICS, G7 and G20 Economies. Journal of Applied Business and Economics,

Factors contributing towards increasing the number of mergers and acquisitions (M &A) among firms and the volume of business and sales of these firms are assessed empiricallybased on results of the static and dynamic panel data models for BRICS, G7 a... Read More about Economic and Institutional Determinants of Mergers & Acquisitions in BRICS, G7 and G20 Economies.

Growth of the Benefit System in UK (2021)
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Bhattarai, K. (2021). Growth of the Benefit System in UK. Journal of Development Economics and Finance, 2(1), 153-176

The benefit system has expanded by ten times in the UK after the adoption the Beveridge social security system in 1940s. It has protected vulnerable people but also brought price distortions and adverse consequences in the economy. Efficiency issues... Read More about Growth of the Benefit System in UK.

India Led Growth in South Asia: Empirical Analyses (2021)
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Bhattarai, K. (2021). India Led Growth in South Asia: Empirical Analyses. Journal of Development Economics and Finance, 1(2), 401-415

Strategic lessons are drown based on Ramsey model of growth for the South Asia region and empirical panel data analysis on the determinates of growth in it. Given its size of population this region should push for growth and increase its share of glo... Read More about India Led Growth in South Asia: Empirical Analyses.

Determinants of Capital Flight: New Panel Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) (2020)
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Egbulonu, A. J., & Bhattarai, K. (2020). Determinants of Capital Flight: New Panel Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Journal of Development Economics and Finance, 1(2), 255-287

This paper examines the determinants of capital flight in sub Saharan African countries (SSA) by introducing corruption as a focus variable in the model. The econometric analysis is based on data from 25 SSA countries over the period 1986-2010 using... Read More about Determinants of Capital Flight: New Panel Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

Exhaustible Resources and Sustainable Growth: Evidence from Libya (2020)
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Taloba, A. I., & Bhattarai, K. R. (2020). Exhaustible Resources and Sustainable Growth: Evidence from Libya. Journal of Development Economics and Finance, 1(2), 361-384

Natural endowments and economic growth are often connected. However, this relationship is still controversial. Although natural resources are crucial for economic growth, there is a kind of puzzling aspect in their relationship. For the oil-based eco... Read More about Exhaustible Resources and Sustainable Growth: Evidence from Libya.

Growth and redistribution impacts of income taxes in the Thai Economy: A dynamic CGE analysis (2020)
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Bhattarai, K., & Benjasak, C. (2021). Growth and redistribution impacts of income taxes in the Thai Economy: A dynamic CGE analysis. Journal of economic asymmetries, 23, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeca.2020.e00189

A reform in the personal income tax (PIT) is helpful in reducing inequality in the distribution of income and consumption in both short and long terms in Thailand. It boosts private consumption, investment, employment, capital stock, exports, imports... Read More about Growth and redistribution impacts of income taxes in the Thai Economy: A dynamic CGE analysis.

Does corruption matter for stock markets? The role of heterogeneous institutions (2020)
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Lakshmi, G., Saha, S., & Bhattarai, K. (2021). Does corruption matter for stock markets? The role of heterogeneous institutions. Economic modelling, 94, 386-400. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2020.10.011

In examining the role of institutions in resisting corruption and its impact on growth, most studies concentrate on the aggregate level and conclude that sound institutions enhance growth. We focus instead on varying dimensions of heterogeneous insti... Read More about Does corruption matter for stock markets? The role of heterogeneous institutions.

Are global spillovers complementary or competitive? Need for international policy coordination (2020)
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Mallick, S. K., Bhattarai, K., Mallick, S., & Yang, B. (2021). Are global spillovers complementary or competitive? Need for international policy coordination. Journal of International Money and Finance, 110, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jimonfin.2020.102291

© 2020 Elsevier Ltd Advanced and emerging economies are becoming more interdependent with rapid pace of globalization of capital markets and technological innovations in recent years. We examine whether technology and monetary policy shocks get trans... Read More about Are global spillovers complementary or competitive? Need for international policy coordination.