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Democracy and growth in Africa: Implications of increasing electoral competitiveness

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  • FOSU, Augustin Kwasi

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Estimating a 1975-2004 decadal panel data in an augmented production-function framework, the paper finds that indexes of electoral competitiveness exhibit U-shape relationships with GDP growth, implying quite different "intermediate" and "advanced"-level effects of reforms in Africa.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 100 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 442-444

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:100:y:2008:i:3:p:442-444

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  1. Fosu, A. K., 2001. "Political instability and economic growth in developing economies: some specification empirics," Economics Letters, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 70(2), pages 289-294, February.
  2. Robert H. Bates, 2006. "Institutions and Development," Journal of African Economies, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), vol. 15(1), pages 10-61, April.
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  1. Augustin Kwasi Fosu, 2012. "Growth of African Economies: Productivity, Policy Syndromes and the Importance of Institutions," CSAE Working Paper Series 2012-11, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford.
  2. Green, Alan, 2013. "Estimating the effects of democratization in African countries: A simultaneous equations approach," Economic Systems, Elsevier, vol. 37(4), pages 555-571.
  3. Mina Baliamoune, 2009. "Elites, Education and Reforms," ICER Working Papers, ICER - International Centre for Economic Research 18-2009, ICER - International Centre for Economic Research.
  4. Augustin Kwasi Fosu, 2010. "Africa's Economic Future: Learning from the Past," CESifo Forum, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 11(1), pages 62-71, 04.
  5. Augustin Kwasi Fosu, 2011. "Terms of Trade and Growth of Resource Economies: A Tale of Two Countries," Economics Series Working Papers WPS/2011-09, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
  6. Asiedu, Elizabeth & Lien, Donald, 2011. "Democracy, foreign direct investment and natural resources," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 84(1), pages 99-111, May.

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