Impact of export tax incentives on export performance in Zimbabwe (1985-2017
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The study sought to determine the impact of export tax incentives on export performance using annual time series data. Ordinary Least Squares estimation criteria was employed to estimate the impact of export tax incentives on export performance. The model also estimated the impact of exchange rates, gross fixed capital formation, interest rates and real GDP on export performance. The research used data from Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT), Zimbabwe Investment Authority (ZIA) and (United National Conference on Trade and Development) UNCTAD. This study found out that GDP has positive effects on export performance which is in line with theory. The study also found out that exchange and interest rates have a positive impact on export performance while inflation have a negative impact indetermining export performance. The research concludes with recommendations to the government and policy makers on the issue that policy measures should be instituted to make the domestic economy more attractive for investment in the export sector.
- Department of Economics