Public Spending And Real Exchange Rate Instabilities And Growth In Africa: Evidence From Panel Data
AbstractThe paper investigates the causes of Africa¡¯s poor growth performance. It therefore focuses on the strand of literature that highlights the role of policy instability and uses the dependent economy model as the main theoretical framework. Results from the empirical work indicate that public spending instability increases real exchange rate instability, which in turn exerts a negative impact on both investment and total factor productivity. Further, the empirical investigation suggests partially that real exchange rate appreciation contributes to the decline of sectors with important positive externalities, thereby leading to persistent productivity losses and weak economic growth.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics in its journal Journal Of Economic Development.
Volume (Year): 32 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 (December)
Africa; Economic Growth; Macroeconomic Policy; Panel Data;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series
- E6 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
- O4 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
- O55 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa
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