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Institutions and scientific research in Africa

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  • Okey K. N. Mawussé

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    (University of Lomé)

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This paper examines the macroeconomic determinants of scientific production in Africa by focusing on direct and indirect roles that political and economic institutions may play. A theoretical model of scientific production that integrates the quality of institutions, as well as econometric estimations conducted on a panel of 47 African countries over the period 1994 to 2009, suggest significant direct and indirect effects of institutions on scientific research performance.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 33 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 1487-1503

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-13-00271

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Keywords: Scientific research; Institutions; Africa;

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