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Journal of Economics and Political Economy
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ISSN (Online) 2148-8347
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  • Multidimensions of digital inequality of the TANF population

    • Authors: Yolandra Antoinette PLUMMER
      Pages: 19 - 30
      Abstract: . This study applies the multidimensional digital inequality framework to analyze the complex ways in which digital access varies among low-income populations. This research specifically examines the results of digital skills training for individuals receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits and how it shapes their Internet use as well as returns of use. The research shows the importance of the multidimensional nature of digital inequality, focusing on how access and use of digital technologies varies among individuals with formal digital literacy skills training. Findings from the research offer insight into the need for additional technological investments and multistakeholder engagement.Keywords. Digital inequality; Digital literacy skills; Digital technology; NorthStar assessment; TANF.JEL. I23; I24; I38; J15.
      PubDate: 2023-05-15
      DOI: 10.1453/jepe.v10i1.2404
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2023)
  • Nowcasting quarterly GDP growth in Suriname with factor-MIDAS and
           mixed-frequency VAR models

    • Authors: Sailesh BHAGHOE, Gavin OOFT
      Pages: 1 - 18
      Abstract: . We apply Factor-MIDAS (FaMIDAS) and Mixed-Frequency Vector Autoregression (MF-VAR and MF-Bayesian VAR) to nowcast quarterly GDP growth of Suriname. For this purpose, we use a set of 44 microeconomic indices over the sample period 2012Q1 - 2020Q2. In the target equation, we regress GDP growth upon its first lag and a beta coefficient. In the explanatory equations the first set of monthly regressors explain the variation of growth without lags while the second set of regressors are fitted with two-month lags. We apply three set of samples for model estimations: 2012Q1 – 2019Q3, 2012Q1 – 2020Q1 and 2012Q1 – 2020Q2. Model nowcast accuracy is benchmarked against GDP growth of 2019 and economic activity growth estimated by the monthly GDP indicator of March and June 2020. The models provide mixed results as compared to the benchmark indicators. We select the models with the lowest Root Mean Squared Error (RMSE) and based on own Judgment to nowcast. As the forecast horizon increases from 2019Q4 to 2020Q2, so do the RMSE. To hedge against high biases and variances, we combine the best nowcasts to produce a single nowcast. Furthermore, it appeared that the FaMIDAS and the MF-VAR models deliver adequate results for two nowcast horizons.Keywords. FaMIDAS; MF-VAR; MF-BVAR; Nowcasting.JEL. C22; C53; E37.
      DOI: 10.1453/jepe.v10i1.2416
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1
  • New underlying trends in China cross-border investments

    • Authors: David YU
      Pages: 31 - 39
      Abstract: . As global macroeconomic uncertainties there is notable shifts and oscillations in Chinese outbound investment and cross-border investment flows. This study shows China’s key investment characteristics including geographical preferences, investment compositions, and structural changes in industrial and foreign policies, such as Made in China 2025, financial liberalization, and OBOR. While these trends seem contradictory at time, more opportunities are available for nimble and creative players who could capitalize on China’s increasing demand in the new economy (“xin jing ji”), with adequate consideration of regulatory scrutinies.Keywords. Cross-border; China; Outbound; Investments; Regulations.JEL. F21; F68; O53; K23.
      DOI: 10.1453/jepe.v10i1.2417
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1
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