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Title:
EFFECT OF REAL INTEREST RATE ON DOMESTIC PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN KENYA

Authors:
TORE KIPNGETICH NELSON AND ALFRED KEBO EMASE

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TORE KIPNGETICH NELSON AND ALFRED KEBO EMASE
Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Business Studies, Chuka University, Kenya

MLA 8
EMASE, TORE KIPNGETICH NELSON AND ALFRED KEBO. "EFFECT OF REAL INTEREST RATE ON DOMESTIC PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN KENYA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 3, Mar. 2018, pp. 1018-1025, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=72. Accessed 2018.
APA
EMASE, T. (2018, March). EFFECT OF REAL INTEREST RATE ON DOMESTIC PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN KENYA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(3), 1018-1025. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=72
Chicago
EMASE, TORE KIPNGETICH NELSON AND ALFRED KEBO. "EFFECT OF REAL INTEREST RATE ON DOMESTIC PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN KENYA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 3 (March 2018), 1018-1025. Accessed , 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=72.

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Abstract:
The government of Kenya has made efforts to promote investment through implementation of policies aimed at attracting domestic private investment in the forms of infrastructural development as well as promoting the investment environment. Several policies in Kenya have been devised by the government in mobilization of domestic resources aimed at promoting economic growth and development through investment. Despite this, domestic private investment has been growing slowly over the years. Therefore, there was need to investigate the major factors that have led to this slow growth in the general performance of domestic private investment in Kenya. The main aim of this study was to analyze the effect of interest rate on domestic private investment level in Kenya over the period between 1963 and 2014. The investment model was modified to capture various factors relevant to Kenya in determining the level of the growth of private domestic investment. The specific objectives of the study were lending interest rate, real interest rate and deposit interest rates. The research design adopted for the study was causal research design that helped in investigating the relationship between the variables studied. Annual secondary time series data spanning from 1963 to 2014. Nonprobability purposive sampling technique was employed to select the sample of 44 years' time series data for the period 1971 to 2014. The Johansen co-integration was employed to establish the relationship among variables. The data was analyzed using E-Views and PC-Give Ox-metrics to present inferential statistics. The unit root test revealed that deposit interest rate , lending interest rate and real exchange rate are I(1) while real interest rate and inflation rate are I(O).The findings showed that deposit ,lending and real interest rates negated domestic private investment in Kenya. The results of the study would be very important for policy formulation that would help spur domestic private investment to promote and sustain long term economic growth. Data results would also help policy makers to assess how private sector responds to government policies.