Manuchehr Irandoust

Manuchehr IrandoustManuchehr Irandoust is a full professor of Economics at Kristianstad University, Sweden. He received his M.S., M.A., and Ph.D. from Uppsala University and Gothenburg University, respectively. He was a full professor of Economics at Örebro University in Sweden before moving to UAE University to serve as Head of the Department of Economics and Finance from 2007 to 2011. He was Dean of the College of Business at Dhofar University in Oman. He was a visiting scholar at St. Andrews University in Scotland during 1985 and 1986 and an adjunct professor at Rochester Institute of Technology in UAE during 2012 and 2013. Between 2014 and 2015, he was a full professor and researcher at Halmstad University. His current research interests include International Finance and Open Economy Macroeconomics.

Papers Published in World Economics:

Estimating the Impact of Foreign Trade on GDP Growth in Sweden

This paper uses historic economic data to review Swedish foreign trade and industrial policy over the period 1800–2000. The long-term causal relationships between imports, exports and economic growth are examined. The results show that there exists a long-term relationship between imports, exports and growth and that the causality is bidirectional between the variables, implying a feedback effect. The findings indicate there was no productivity gap between Sweden and the rest of the world; the country did not violate its international budget constraint; growth- and export-promoting policies were successful; and intra-industry trade had a significant role in shaping Sweden’s exports and imports.

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