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The Impact of Human Capital on Growth; Evidence from West Africa

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  • Sonia Brunschwig
  • Emilio Sacerdoti
  • Jon Tang

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This paper analyzes the impact of human capital on growth, on the basis of refined calculations of human capital, and with a focus on West Africa. Using a growth-accounting methodology, it distinguishes the sources of growth between the accumulation of factors of production and changes in production intensity or efficiency. Private capital is found to be particularly important to growth, but human capital appears not to be significant. The paper also identifies the terms of trade, trade openness, the government deficit, and the share of government investment in total investment as key policy variables affecting growth.

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  • Sonia Brunschwig & Emilio Sacerdoti & Jon Tang, 1998. "The Impact of Human Capital on Growth; Evidence from West Africa," IMF Working Papers 98/162, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:98/162
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    1. Pedercini, Matteo & Barney, Gerald O., 2010. "Dynamic analysis of interventions designed to achieve millennium development goals (MDG): The case of Ghana," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 44(2), pages 89-99, June.
    2. Jean-Claude Nachega & Thomson Fontaine, 2006. "Economic Growth and Total Factor Productivity in Niger," IMF Working Papers 06/208, International Monetary Fund.
    3. Dhaoui, Elwardi, 2013. "Human Capital and Economic Growth in Tunisia: Macroeconomic Findings," MPRA Paper 63689, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. World Bank, 2007. "Ghana - Meeting the Challenge of Accelerated and Shared Growth : Country Economic Memorandum, Volume 1. Synthesis," World Bank Other Operational Studies 7663, The World Bank.

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