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 Volume 5, Issue 2 (February 2018), Pages: 118-126


 Original Research Paper

 Title: Energy exports, globalization and economic growth: Evidence from OPEC countries

 Author(s): Ali Fegheh Majidi *, Saeede Gowdini, Parvin Ali Moradiafshar


 Economics Department, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran

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This study has examined the effects of globalization and energy exports on economic growth using panel data among twelve OPEC countries by 1980-2015. The results show that the energy exports growth among OPEC countries in 1980-2015. Moreover, the mixed variables of energy exports and the globalization in all aspects have a significant positive effect on economic growth. In addition, fertility rate, life expectancy, government consumption costs, money, quasi-money, and fixed gross fund have a significant negative effect on economic growth in these countries. Furthermore political and social globalization on economic growth among the other negative factors is more and less respectively. 

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 Keywords: Political globalization, Social globalization, Economic globalization, Economic growth, Panel data

 Article History: Received 14 July 2017, Received in revised form 12 December 2017, Accepted 14 December 2017

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 Majidi AF, Gowdini S, and Moradiafshar PA (2018). Energy exports, globalization and economic growth: Evidence from OPEC countries. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 5(2): 118-126

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