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dc.contributor.authorVaz Silva, Luísen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-16T13:35:42Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-16T13:35:42Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/43354-
dc.description.abstractRecent years have seen a significant improvement in the economic performance of some African countries. The resulting increased dispersion in income levels across Africa, combined with the pertinence of detecting regional role models renders an intra-African analysis more attractive. In this paper I estimate the respective contribution of institutions, geography, and policies in determining income levels in sub-Saharan Africa. I find that income per capita in this region can be explained to a large extent with a few variables: quality of economic institutions, trade, population density in the 19th century, investment, mineral resources, and a dummy variable for small island nations. Contrary to other regions in the world, some policy variables remain significant after controlling for institutions in Africa. Measures of geography (climate, disease ecology, rainfall) have no direct effect on income levels once institutional quality is controlled for.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aWorking paper series // UCD Centre for Economic Research |x2007/04en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwVolkswirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialprodukten_US
dc.subject.stwInstitutionelle Infrastrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwInvestitionspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwRohstoffressourcenen_US
dc.subject.stwAfrika südlich der Saharaen_US
dc.titleGeography, institutions, and compared development in Africaen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn550443797en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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