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Fighting African capital flight: timelines for the adoption of common policies

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  • Asongu, Simplice A

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This paper provides an exhaustive assessment of feasible horizons for policy harmonization against African capital flight. The empirical evidence is based on a methodological innovation on common policy initiatives and the results are premised on 15 fundamental characteristics of African capital flight based on income-levels, legal origins, natural resources, political stability and religious domination. Based on the findings, a genuine standard-setting timeframe is in the horizon of 6-13 years. Within the timeframe, common policies are feasible and could be enforced without distinction of nationality or locality in identified fundamental characteristics with full convergence.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 48493.

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Date of creation: 14 Jan 2013
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:48493

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Keywords: Econometric modeling; Big push; Capital flight; Debt relief; Africa;

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