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Leila Sharif Moghadasi

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of economic complexity and gross domestic product (GDP) on inflation rate and income inequality between 2002 and 2015. The statistical population of this research is Persian Gulf states, and independent variables are economic complexity and GDP and dependent variables are inflation rate and income inequality. The present research is an applied research and is essentially a descriptive research, and also in terms of methodology, it is considered as a correlational research. The theoretical literature and subjective history and research data collection had been done using library method and document mining method, respectively. Descriptive and inferential statistics have been used to describe and summarize the collected data. Firstly, variance heterogeneity pre-tests, F lemmer test, Hausman test and Jarque-Bera test were used to for analyzing data and then multivariate regression test and Eviews software were used to confirm and reject the research hypotheses. The results of the research show that economic complexity and GDP have a positive and significant effect on inflation rate, while economic complexity and GDP have a negative effect on income inequality.

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Industrial Engineering