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dc.contributor.authorBertocchi, Graziellaen_US
dc.contributor.authorGuerzoni, Andreaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-17en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T12:07:44Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T12:07:44Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36291-
dc.description.abstractWe explore the determinants of state fragility in sub-Saharan Africa. Controlling for a wide range of economic, demographic, geographic and istitutional regressors, we find that institutions, and in particular the civil liberties index and the number of revolutions, are the main determinants of fragility, even taking into account their potential endogeneity. Economic factors such as income growth and investment display a non robust impact after controlling for omitted variables and reverse causality. Colonial variables reflecting the history of the region display a marginal impact on fragility once institutions are accounted for.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4817en_US
dc.subject.jelO43en_US
dc.subject.jelH11en_US
dc.subject.jelN17en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordState fragilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordAfricaen_US
dc.subject.keywordinstitutionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordcolonial historyen_US
dc.subject.stwPolitische Stabilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwInstitutionalismusen_US
dc.subject.stwKolonialismusen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwAfrika südlich der Saharaen_US
dc.titleGrowth, history, or institutions? What explains state fragility in sub-Saharan Africaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn621252093en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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