Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80107
Authors: 
Cinyabuguma, Matthias
Putterman, Louis
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Brown University, Department of Economics 2006-21
Abstract: 
We use two types of cross-country growth regression models to revisit explanations of slow growth in Africa looking at growth rate variation among African countries only. Both sets of models produce results that are surprising given conclusions based on global sample: within Africa, we .nd greater coastal population negatively and greater ethnic heterogeneity positively associated with growth, while distance from the equator is at .rst negatively and only later positively associated with growth. Our results suggest also that institutional and policy variables are endogenous to geographic and historical factors including the colonizing power and the religious and ethnic make-up of the country.
JEL: 
O40
O11
O55
O17
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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