Hunting for Leopards : long run country income dynamics in Africa
AbstractThis paper examines the country-level dynamics of long-run growth in Africa between 1975 and 2005. The authors examine how growth has affected mobility and the distribution of income among countries. They analyze changes in cross-country income structure and convergence, and look for evidence of the formation of country groups or"clubs."Using a novel method of breaking up the growth histories of African economies into medium-term spells of growth accelerations and declines, the authors investigate whether a group of African"leopards"- the regional equivalent of Asia's"tigers"- is beginning to emerge.
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Date of creation: 01 Sep 2008
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Economic Conditions and Volatility; Achieving Shared Growth; Economic Theory&Research; Economic Growth; Inequality;
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- Arbache, Jorge Saba & Page, John, 2008. "Hunting for Leopards: Long-Run Country Income Dynamics in Africa," Working Paper Series RP2008/80, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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