Structural Change in Mozambique: Economic Performance Before and After the Civil War

Ibraimo Hassane Mussagy, Hailegiorgis Bigramo Allaro


This paper analyses the economic performance of Mozambique during the three different period, namely: pre civil war period (1980-1992), reconcstruction period (1992-2001) and stabilizaing periood (2001-2013). The apparent existence of structural change during these periods suggests that the civil war affect the economy. Annul macroeconomics time series data, such us the gross domestic product, foreign direct investment, gross capital formation, savings and the exports, were used. The study revealed that Mozambique economy has been subject to a structural change before and after the civil war. The confirmatory analysis was done using the Chow test. The results indicate that for the variables under investigation the endogenously determined break date closely correspond to the important phenomena in the performance of Mozambican economy since 1994.

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