Impact of Trading Partners’ Economic Growth on the Iran’s Economic Growth

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D.

2 M.A.


The aim of this paper is to explore the impact of trading partners' economic growth on the Iran's economic growth over period of 1338 to 1384 (1959 to 2005). For this purpose, an econometric model - Auto Regressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) - has been used. The empirical results indicate that in the long run, trading partners’ economic growth have a positive and significant effect on Iran's economic growth. In addition, convergence relation among trading partners’ economic growth, Iran's economic growth and other variables of the model, has been ratified. Investigating the robustness of the results, there can be found a positive correlation between trading partners’ economic growth and Iran's economic growth. The stability test inquiry on the estimated models shows that the estimated coefficients of model are stable over long run.


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