Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/183463
Authors: 
Bergh, Andreas
Fink, Guenther
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
IFN Working Paper No. 1234
Publisher: 
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Stockholm
Abstract: 
More than 50 years after independence, the majority of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa remain poor with limited rates of economic growth. One of the most striking features of economic development on the sub-Saharan subcontinent is the remarkably poor performance of French colonies relative to British ones. While British and French colonies had similar GDP per capita shortly after independence, their economic trajectories have increasingly diverged, with particularly large gaps in the post-2000 period. Neither measures of human capital, geography nor measures of institutional quality appear to explain this gap, suggesting that colonialism affected deeper societal factors that are crucial for economic growth but that are not captured in standard macroeconomic variables.?
Subjects: 
Growth
Development
Colonies
Institutions
JEL: 
F54
F63
O43
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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