Do Political Stability and Democracy Increase National Growth? Evidencefrom African Countries Using the GMM Method

  title={Do Political Stability and Democracy Increase National Growth? Evidencefrom African Countries Using the GMM Method},
  author={Nahed Zghidi},
  journal={Journal of Global Economics},
  • Nahed Zghidi
  • Published 31 March 2017
  • Economics
  • Journal of Global Economics
The objective of this paper is to examine the relationship between political stability, democracy, and economic growth for 31 African countries covering the 1986/2014 period. To achieve this goal, first, the impact of political stability on economic growth was first investigated. Second, the transmission channels between democracy and economic growth were described. Finally, through a panel estimation using the GMM method, the positive and statistically significant impact of democracy and… 

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