The Impact of Business Regulatory Quality on Private Sector Investment in Botswana

Show simple item record Sekakela, Kedibonye 2021-06-08T09:42:48Z 2021-06-08T09:42:48Z 2019-03
dc.identifier.isbn 99912-65-74-0
dc.description.abstract A market-friendly regulatory environment is key for private sector investment. In this paper, we examine the impact of business regulatory quality on private sector investment in Botswana. The paper finds that the business regulatory environment stimulates private sector investment in the long term and this phenomenon occurs when the quality of bureaucracy improves, among other factors. Other critical factors affecting private sector investment examined in this paper include; corporate credit, output and public infrastructure investment. Private sector investment responds positively to increases in corporate credit in the short term but not responsive in the long term. Economic activities support private sector investment positively but weak. On the other hand, public infrastructure investment crowds in(out) investment in the short and long term respectively. Policy wise, Botswana should further deepen its efforts towards creating a market-friendly regulatory environment and also consider how business regulatory quality interact with other policy variables for better investment and growth outcomes. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis(BIDPA) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries BIDPA Working Paper;67
dc.subject Botswana en_US
dc.subject Private sector en_US
dc.subject Investment en_US
dc.subject Regulation en_US
dc.subject structural factors en_US
dc.subject Vector Autoregressive Model(VECM) en_US
dc.title The Impact of Business Regulatory Quality on Private Sector Investment in Botswana en_US
dc.title.alternative BIDPA Working Paper 67 en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US

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