The Impact of Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) on Economic Growth in Iran and Some Selected Countries

8 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2019

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Yadollah Dadgar

Shahid Beheshti University

Rouhollah Nazari

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM)

Fatemeh Fahimifar

Allame Tabatabaie University

Date Written: December 30, 2018

Abstract

The starting point for achieving to high economic growth requires realizing factors affecting growth in question. A key factor for economic growth would be improving competiveness. Thus, this paper is investigating the impact of competiveness on economic growth for two groups of countries including Iran. Meanwhile we are stressing on Iranian case much more seriously. Our selected countries includes two high income and upper middle income ones for 2006- 2016 period. Some findings of this paper indicate that in addition to competiveness, there is a positive and significant relationship between labor force and physical capital on economic growth for both groups of countries. The impact of human capital and competitiveness on economic growth is significantly positive too. The impact of human capital and competitiveness are, however, higher in upper middle-income countries. Iranian competiveness circumstances, although better after applying, joint comprehensive plan of action, JCPA, is not in its desirable status yet. For, it lags behind its competitors among developing countries in the region.

Keywords: competiveness, economic growth, high-income countries, upper middle-income countries, Iran

Suggested Citation

Dadgar, Yadollah and Nazari, Rouhollah and Fahimifar, Fatemeh, The Impact of Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) on Economic Growth in Iran and Some Selected Countries (December 30, 2018). OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 11, No. 12, pp. 53-60, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3340682

Yadollah Dadgar (Contact Author)

Shahid Beheshti University ( email )

Velenjak
Bostan
Tehran, Tehran 19839
Iran

Rouhollah Nazari

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM) ( email )

P.O. Box 91775-1163
Mashhad
Iran

Fatemeh Fahimifar

Allame Tabatabaie University ( email )

Iran

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