Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/169364
Authors: 
Busse, Matthias
Erdogan, Ceren
Mühlen, Henning
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Hohenheim Discussion Papers in Business, Economics and Social Sciences 23-2017
Abstract: 
In this paper, we analyse the role of structural transformation in view of the remarkable growth performance of sub-Saharan African countries since the mid-1990s. Our analysis covers 41 African countries over the period 1980 to 2014 and accounts for structural transformation by employing the analytical frameworks of (1) growth decomposition and (2) growth regression. Even though the low-productive agricultural sector continues to employ most of the African workforce, our results reveal that structural transformation has taken place and that it has contributed significantly to African growth in the past decades.
Subjects: 
Sub-Saharan Africa
structural transformation
economic growth
growth regressions
dualistic approach
JEL: 
O11
O13
O47
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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