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Modeling the future of knowledge economy: evidence from SSA and MENA countries

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  • Asongu, Simplice A

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This paper projects the future of knowledge economy (KE) in SSA and MENA countries using the four components of the World Bank’s Knowledge Economy Index (KEI): economic incentive, education, ICTs and innovation. The empirical evidence provides the speeds of integration as well as the time necessary to achieve full integration. Findings broadly indicate SSA and MENA countries with low levels in KE will catch-up their counterparts with higher levels in a horizon of 4 to 7.5 years.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 44709.

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Date of creation: 15 Jan 2013
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Publication status: Published in Economics Bulletin 1.33(2013): pp. 612-624
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:44709

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Keywords: Knowledge economy; Principal Component Analysis; Panel data; Convergence;

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Cited by:
  1. Asongu Simplice, 2013. "On the Obituary of Scientific Knowledge Monopoly," Working Papers 13/026, African Governance and Development Institute..
  2. Asongu Simplice, 2014. "Fresh Patterns of Liberalization, Bank Return and Return Uncertainty in Africa," Working Papers 14/004, African Governance and Development Institute..
  3. Asongu, Simplice A, 2014. "Knowledge Economy and Financial Sector Competition in African Countries," MPRA Paper 57385, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Asongu, Simplice A, 2013. "Fighting African Capital Flight: Empirics on Benchmarking Policy Harmonization," MPRA Paper 48469, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Asongu Simplice, 2014. "Knowledge Economy Gaps, Policy Syndromes and Catch-up Strategies: Fresh South Korean Lessons to Africa," Working Papers 14/014, African Governance and Development Institute..
  6. Amavilah Voxi & Asongu Simplice & Andrés Antonio, 2014. "Globalization, Peace & Stability, Governance, and Knowledge Economy," Working Papers 14/012, African Governance and Development Institute..

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