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Book Chapter
Marcela Umaña-Aponte, Sonia R. Bhalotra - Routledge, 2015 - New York, USA

This paper investigates whether cyclical variation in women’s labour supply in Africa contributes to smoothing household consumption. We find little support for this hypothesis. Using comparable individual data on about 0.5 million women in 30 Sub-Saharan African countries merged with country...

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Mawussé K. N. Okey - Routledge, 2015 - New York, USA

The aim of this paper is to analyse the effect of institutional reforms on the revival of African economies. We study the impact of positive changes in business environment indicators of the Doing Business project and the Economic Freedom Index of the Heritage Foundation on the private sector...

Book Chapter
Julius A. Agbor - Routledge, 2015 - New York, USA

This paper investigates some of the existing hypotheses regarding the transmission of different colonial legacies to modern day economic growth. The fact that different colonial strategies were pursued by different colonizers in various territories suggests possible ramifications for current...

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– Xenophobia in post-Apartheid South Africa
Marguerite Duponchel - Routledge, 2015 - New York, USA

In May 2008, South Africa became the theatre of widespread violent attacks against undesirable ‘outsiders’. Over 60 were killed, hundreds wounded, and tens of thousands displaced. This analysis aims at identifying the characteristics of the victims in an attempt to portray the ‘...

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– Aid, Democracy, and Instability from Trade
Thierry Kangoye - Routledge, 2015 - New York, USA

This study revisits the effect of aid on the quality of institutions and examines the effects of a major source of instability, namely terms-of-trade instability, on the quality of democracy. We take advantage of previous empirical findings which explain the role of aid in mitigating the adverse...

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– A Case Study of Liberia’s Telecommunication Laws
Rosalia de la Cruz Gitau - Routledge, 2015 - New York, USA

The telecommunications sector in Africa presents many exciting prospects to international investors—indeed many billion dollar projects are already underway across the continent. Many of the continent’s current problems can be traced to the exploitation it has experienced whilst ‘...

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– African Evidence from Panel Vector Autoregressive Framework
Boopen Seetanah, Kesseven Padachi, Sawkut Rojid - Routledge, 2015 - New York, USA

Using a panel vector autoregressive model this paper investigates the dynamic and endogeneous contribution of tourism to output based on a sample of 40 African countries for the period 1990–2006. Results from the study confirm tourism to be an important ingredient of African development...

Book Chapter
Eric Kehinde Ogunleye - Routledge, 2015 - New York, USA

Purposeful, well-targeted and successful transformation policies will be elusive for a country or region that does not understand the relative importance of its sectoral sources of growth. This study aims at eliciting our understanding in this respect by providing an assessment of the relative...

Book Chapter
– What Consequences for Economic Convergence?
Alassane Drabo - Routledge, 2015 - New York, USA

This chapter examines the link between health indicators, environmental variables, and economic development, and the consequences of this relationship on economic convergence. In the early stage of economic development, the gain from income growth could be cancelled or mitigated by environmental...

Book Chapter
– Is Africa Different?
Mahvash Saeed Qureshi, Charalambos G. Tsangarides - Routledge, 2015 - New York, USA

This chapter revisits the link between exchange rate regimes and trade in the context of Africa’s exchange rate arrangements. Applying an augmented gravity model that includes measures of currency unions and pegged regimes, the paper compares Africa’s experience with that of the world....

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– Evidence from Manufacturing Firms in an African Economy
Abdelrasaq Na-Allah - Routledge, 2015 - New York, USA

Recent developments in policy initiatives as well as some current practical events have combined to put the spotlight on the issue of industrial embeddedness in sub-Saharan Africa. Though extant research documents some stylized facts, as determinants of its manifestations, their relevance to...

Book Chapter
Augustin Kwasi Fosu - Routledge, 2015 - New York, USA

Augustin Kwasi Fosu - Routledge, 2015 - New York, USA

Recent years have seen a sustained research effort exploring the African development experience. The extant literature has offered a large set of explanations as to why the African development record has lagged behind that of other regions of the developing world. This new volume brings...

– An Overview
Augustin Kwasi Fosu - Journal of African Economies, 2013

This article presents an overview of the current special issue ‘Institutions and African Economies’. The findings include: (1) greater prevalence of democratic regimes improved both agricultural productivity and the overall growth of African economies, consistent with ‘new...

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– Xenophobia in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Marguerite Duponchel - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

In May 2008, South Africa became the theatre of widespread violent attacks against undesirable ‘outsiders’. Over 60 were killed, hundreds wounded, and tens of thousands displaced. This analysis aims at identifying the characteristics of the victims in an attempt to portray the ‘...

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