I am doing a one-tailed hypothesis test on the exper coefficient. My null is the coefficient is not different from zero and my alternative is that the coefficient is greater than 0. I'm using a 5% level of significance. I get a t-stat of 1.735879 and the t-crit is 1.6759, d.f.=50. So here the t-stat is greater than the t-crit, so it seems I have enough evidence at the 5% level to reject the null. However, the p-value is .0883. Since I am using a 5% level, the p-value suggests that I don't have enough evidence to reject the null.
Could you help me understand this? Have I made a mistake in calculating my t-crit? or does this happen with a low number of observations?
Thank you for looking.
Below is the eviews output.