News Update on Economic Performance: May 2020

Pea–wheat intercrops in low-input conditions combine high economic performances and low environmental impacts
Intensive agriculture ensures high yields but can cause serious environmental damages. The optimal use of soil and atmospheric sources of nitrogen in cereal–legume mixtures may allow farmers to maintain high production levels and good quality with low external N inputs, and could potentially decrease environmental impacts, particularly through a more efficient energy use. These potential advantages are presented in an overall assessment of cereal–legume systems, accounting for the agronomic, environmental, energetic, and economic performances. [1]

Financial markets and economic performances: Empirical evidence from five industrialized economies

This paper investigates the nature of the links between the development of financial markets and economic performances in five advanced economies. The vector error correction model (VECM) establishes the quantitative importance of long-run relationships among three financial variables and the real output. [2]

Thermodynamic and economic performances optimization of an organic Rankine cycle system utilizing exhaust gas of a large marine diesel engine

The aim of this study is to investigate the thermodynamic and economic performances optimization for an ORC system recovering the waste heat of exhaust gas from a large marine diesel engine of the merchant ship. Parameters of net power output index and thermal efficiency are used to represent the economic and thermodynamic performances, respectively. [3]

Academic Goal Orientations and Junior Secondary School Students’ Performance in Home Economics

The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between selected Academic Goal Orientation (mastery-avoidance and performance-avoidance) and Junior Secondary School Students’ Performance in Home Economics in Uyo Educational Zone of Akwa Ibom State.  Two null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted a survey research design. [4]

Bootstrap Causality among Foreign Direct Investment, Exports and Economic Growth in
Burundi
Aims: This paper examines the causal links among Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), exports and economic growth in Burundi.

Methodology: The paper applies bootstrap causality tests to account for non-normality in error terms and the presence of ARCH effects in which case the Wald statistic does not follow the usual distribution thus biasing causality tests. [5]

Reference

[1] Pelzer, E., Bazot, M., Makowski, D., Corre-Hellou, G., Naudin, C., Al Rifaï, M., Baranger, E., Bedoussac, L., Biarnès, V., Boucheny, P. and Carrouée, B., 2012. Pea–wheat intercrops in low-input conditions combine high economic performances and low environmental impacts. European Journal of Agronomy, 40, pp.39-53.

[2] Colombage, S.R., 2009. Financial markets and economic performances: empirical evidence from five industrialized economies. Research in International Business and Finance, 23(3), pp.339-348.

[3] Yang, M.H. and Yeh, R.H., 2015. Thermodynamic and economic performances optimization of an organic Rankine cycle system utilizing exhaust gas of a large marine diesel engine. Applied Energy, 149, pp.1-12.

[4] Usoroh, C.I., Akpan, I.D. and Effiong, N.A., 2015. Academic Goal Orientations and Junior Secondary School Students’ Performance in Home Economics. Advances in Research, pp.289-296.

[5] Ndoricimpa, A., 2014. Bootstrap causality among foreign direct investment, exports and economic growth in Burundi. Journal of Economics, Management and Trade, pp.2022-2033.

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