Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/123585
Authors: 
Asongu, Simplice A.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
AGDI Working Paper WP/13/015
Abstract: 
This paper projects the future of knowledge economy (KE) in SSA and MENA countries using the four components of the World Bank's Knowledge Economy Index (KEI): economic incentive, education, ICTs and innovation. The empirical evidence provides the speeds of integration as well as the time necessary to achieve full integration. Findings broadly indicate SSA and MENA countries with low levels in KE will catch-up their counterparts with higher levels in a horizon of 4 to 7.5 years.
Subjects: 
Knowledge economy
Principal Component Analysis
Panel data
Convergence
JEL: 
F42
O10
O38
O57
P00
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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