Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/96330
Authors: 
Alagidede, Paul
Adu, George
Frimpong, Prince Boakye
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2014/017
Abstract: 
This paper is a contribution to the empirics of climate change and its effect on sustainable economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa. Using data on two climate variables, temperature and precipitation, and employing panel cointegration techniques, we estimate the short- and long-run effects of climate change on growth. We establish that an increase in temperature significantly reduces economic performance in Sub-Saharan Africa. Furthermore, we show that the relationship between real gross domestic product per capita on one hand, and the climate factors on the other, is intrinsically non-linear.
Subjects: 
climate change
Sub-Saharan Africa
sustainable growth
panel cointegration
JEL: 
I18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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