Abstract. This paper examines the impact of dollarization on the performance of the Zimbabwean economy from to using an interrupted time-series. The study investigated the effects of dollarisation on economic growth in Zimbabwe from Q to Q The variables included are gross. Despite this Zimbabwe is viewed as a dollarised economy given that have occurred and the effect that would have had on the Government.

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It is not difficult to imagine terrible devaluation that would have occurred and the effect that would have had on the Government. How the Zimbabwe dollar was destroyed.

Investigating the Impact of Dollarisation on Economic Growth – A Case of Zimbabwe

Kf technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: However, various senior members of Government privately benefitted from the war and did nothing to stop it; a planned demonstration by the public about the war was quashed.

Jun 29, 24, 3. The strength of the dollar, however, proved to be a negative factor because it reduced competitiveness of local products in the international market.

General contact details of provider: The stability of the US dollar has allowed people to save which can only help the economy if these savings are loaned out to businesses to invest. John Edward King, A peculiar phenomenon happened in March of To subscribe email subscriptions creamermedia. The subject is not only to leave dollarization.

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Investigating the Impact of Dollarisation on Economic Growth – A Case of Zimbabwe

In October about 10, Zimbabwean troops were deployed to the Congo by the Government. Since the official adoption of dollarization, Zimbabwe is largely a cash-based economy, with a huge amount of U.

This would have been ideal but, as discussed below, lack of foreign currency initially stopped local businesses zimbabwwe being competitive even in the domestic markets due to lack of access to foreign currency and credit. A system that has given transparency. The Register of Companies does not have data but it registers the eliminated or dissolved ones.


For example, the Bata company which manufactures footwear, set margins of profit of 50 percent, because they feared to lose their investments due to constant devaluations. Despite this Zimbabwe is viewed as a dollarised economy given that the Government conducts all its business using zimbavwe United States US dollar and it is the currency that has become predominant among the other currencies used in the country.

From the following year, when dollarization was dictated, the sales to the external markets, have had a recovery process.

When capable farmers were driven off their farms through the Fast Aimbabwe Land Reform Programme FTLRP and replaced with farmers the majority of whom lacked expertise and equipment, revenue from these activities fell by a large percentage.


This could have been achieved by implementing austerity measures; reducing expenditure and using savings to kick start the failing economy. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe at this time had negligible foreign reserves.

Those practices had dolarisation unhappy ending with dollarization.

However this was not dollarisationn and its excessiveness resulted in runaway inflation. As of the beginning ofthrough the ministry of finance, the Reserve Bank has started to regain its function as the lender of last resort, although this has been limited due to limited access to foreign currency. Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store. Dr Ngwenya, on the other hand, maintains that the presence of wealth from exports in the economy is generated by high prices of petroleum and the remittances of emigrants.

RBZ rules out return of Zimbabwe Dollar. We cannot successfully circumscribe the analysis only to indicators like inflation and economic growth. This is partly efcects to the fact that local businesses have struggled to obtain funding for recapitalisation and have to operate using old machinery which at times cannot be adequately serviced or replaced.

At this time three exchange rates came into use: Ni are still scare and interest rates are still high. Download full text from publisher File URL: