African trade dynamics: is China a different trading partner?
AbstractThis paper employs the standard gravity model to identify the quality of governance of China's African trade partners. As a benchmark, we perform the same analysis on other major African trade partners: France, Germany, UK, and USA. Data from 53 African countries in 1996--2009 show that only China is consistently willing to import more from African countries with a lower governance standing. By doing so; China fills a gap left open by the other major world economies, and might even play a key role in the future development of Africa.
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"The Economic Consequences of China-Africa Relations: Debunking Myths in the Debate,"
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- Asongu, Simplice A & Aminkeng, Gilbert A. A, 2013. "The Economic Consequences of China-Africa Relations: Debunking Myths in the Debate," MPRA Paper 48468, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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