Political Institutions and Economic Growth in Africa
AbstractThe purposes of this paper include (a) a review of the literature on the so-called .African dummy;. (b) an explication of the system GMM method of estimation, by which Hoeffler (2002) shows the .Africa dummy. to be an artifact of the application of inappropriate estimation techniques; and (c) an effort to employ this technique to measure the impact of political variables . measures of stability, regime type, and violence . on economic growth in Africa.
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- Janvier Nkurunziza & Robert Bates, 2004. "Political Institutions And Economic Growth In Africa," Development and Comp Systems 0409028, EconWPA.
- Janvier Nkurunziza & Robert H. Bates, 2003. "Political Institutions and Economic Growth in Africa," Economics Series Working Papers WPS/2003-03, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
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