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Institutions and scientific research in Africa

  • Okey K. N. Mawussé


    (University of Lomé)

This paper examines the macroeconomic determinants of scientific production in Africa by focusing on direct and indirect roles that political and economic institutions may play. A theoretical model of scientific production that integrates the quality of institutions, as well as econometric estimations conducted on a panel of 47 African countries over the period 1994 to 2009, suggest significant direct and indirect effects of institutions on scientific research performance.

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Volume (Year): 33 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 1487-1503

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-13-00271
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