Openness and growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Time series and cross-country analysis
AbstractThis paper presents empirical evidence from a cross-section sample of thirty six Sub-Saharan African countries and time-series sample of selected seven. The evidence suggests that countries in the region that open generally tend to grow faster than those that are closed. However, the country-case study suggests that whether a particular country experiences higher output growth as it “opens up” is contingent upon its own peculiarities
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Date of creation: Jan 2008
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Publication status: Published in Nigerian Journal of Contemporary Public Policy Issues 1.1(2008): pp. 25-54
Openness; FDI; Africa; Growth; Sub-Sharan Africa;
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- O55 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa
- F11 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Neoclassical Models of Trade
- F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
- F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
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