Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/123679
Authors: 
Kodila-Tedika, Oasis
Asongu, Simplice A.
Azia-Dimbu, Florentin
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
AGDI Working Paper WP/15/030
Abstract: 
The purpose of this study is to assess the nexus between intelligence (or human capital) and statistical capacity in developing countries. The line of inquiry is motivated essentially by: (i) the scarce literature devoted to elucidating poor statistics in developing countries and (ii) an evolving stream of literature on knowledge economy. We have established a positive association between intelligence quotient (IQ) and statistical capacity. The relationship is: (i) consistent with the employment of alternative specifications based on varying conditioning information sets and (ii) robust to the control of outliers. Policy implications are discussed.
Subjects: 
Statistics
Intelligence
Developing countries
JEL: 
D02
D73
I20
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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