Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149946
Authors: 
Efobi, Uchenna
Asongu, Simplice
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
AGDI Working Paper WP/16/022
Abstract: 
We assess the effects of terrorism on capital flight in a panel of 29 African countries for which data is available for the period 1987-2008. The terrorism dynamics entail domestic, transnational, unclear and total terrorisms. The empirical evidence is based on Generalised Method of Moments (GMM) with forward orthogonal deviations and Quantile regressions (QR). The following findings are established. First, for GMM, domestic, transnational, unclear and total terrorisms consistently increase capital flight. Second, for QR, with the exception of transnational terrorism for which a positive effect on capital flight is apparent in the 0.90th quintile, terrorism dynamics affect capital flight in low quintiles of the capital flight distribution. In other words, terrorism increases capital flight for the most part when initial levels of capital flight are low. Policy implications are discussed.
Subjects: 
Africa
Capital flight
Foreign capital
Terrorism
Violence
JEL: 
C50
D74
F23
N40
O55
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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