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Determinants of technology catch-up in MENA and SSA countries: a panel data analysis

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  • Francisco Serranito

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    (Centre d'Economie de l'Université de Paris Nord (CEPN))

This paper aims at testing the determinants of TFP in the case of a panel of African and Middle-East countries for the period 1970-2010. We get two main results. Firstly, the degree of openness of a country is the only variables that have a positive and robust effect on the TFP growth. Secondly, convergence is not an automatic phenomenon for all countries. The possibility of a convergence effect depends on the ability of countries to adopt foreign technology. The absorptive capacity depends on the stock of human capital and the degree of financial market development.

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Paper provided by Centre d'Economie de l'Université de Paris Nord in its series CEPN Working Papers with number 2017-13.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2017
Handle: RePEc:upn:wpaper:2017-13
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