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Dynamisation de la malédiction des ressources naturelles en Afrique sur les performances économiques : institution et guerre froide
[Curse of Natural Resources and Economic Performance in Africa: Institution and Cold War]

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  • Tcheta-Bampa, Tcheta-Bampa
  • Kodila-Tedika, Oasis

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This article articulates Acemoglu-Robinson's theory of inclusive and exclusive institutions to the theory of the effects of natural resources on the incentives of political elites to implement good institutions for development. If Africa is subject to the curse of natural resources it means that this continent has generally been organized on the basis of extractive institutions that have determined the conflicts between political elites, between border countries and between the great world powers. On this basis, this article proposes an original test over the period 1985-2010 for 30 African countries linking institutional quality to an indicator of dependence on natural resources and different control variables. The phenomenon of the curse is decreasing in Africa as we move away from the end of the Cold War.

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  • Tcheta-Bampa, Tcheta-Bampa & Kodila-Tedika, Oasis, 2018. "Dynamisation de la malédiction des ressources naturelles en Afrique sur les performances économiques : institution et guerre froide
    [Curse of Natural Resources and Economic Performance in Africa: I
    ," MPRA Paper 86510, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:86510
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    1. Tcheta-Bampa, Albert & Kodila-Tedika, Oasis, 2018. "Conditions institutionnelles de la malédiction des ressources naturelles en Afrique sur les performances économiques
      [Institutional conditions of the natural resource curse in Africa on economic pe
      ," MPRA Paper 86511, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Kodila-Tedika, Oasis, 2018. "Natural Resource Governance: Does Social Media Matter?," MPRA Paper 84809, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    institutions; ressources naturelles; malédiction des ressources; droits de propriété; croissance économique; Guerre froide;

    JEL classification:

    • B22 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Macroeconomics
    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • O17 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
    • O55 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa
    • P14 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Property Rights

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