Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/204954
Authors: 
Asongu, Simplice
Kodila-Tedika, Oasis
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
AGDI Working Paper WP/19/005
Abstract: 
This article examines the role of cognitive ability or intelligence on slave expor ts from Africa. We test a hypothesis that countries which were endowed with higher levels of cognitive ability were more likely to experience lower levels of slave exports from Africa probably due to comparatively better capacities to organise, corporate, oversee and confront slave traders . The investigated hypothesis is valid from alternative specifications involving varying conditioning information sets. The findings are also robust to the control of outliers.
Subjects: 
Intelligence
Human Capital
Slavery
JEL: 
I20
I29
N30
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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