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Title:Institutional reforms, private sector, and economic growth in Africa PDF Logo
Authors:Okey, Mawussé K. N.
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Working paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2011,40
Abstract:The aim of this paper is to analyse the effect of institutional reforms on the revival of African economies. We study the impact of positive changes in business environment indicators of the Doing Business project and the Economic Freedom Index of the Heritage Foundation on the private sector development indicators and economic performances of African countries. Econometric estimations with panel data of African countries during the period 2003-08 indicate that differences across countries over timein terms of private investment, foreign direct investment, domestic credit to private sector, and the growth rate of gross domestic product are significantly influenced by differences in efforts ofinstitutionaland economic reforms.
Subjects:institutional reforms
private sector
economic growth
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Working Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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