Solving the Mystery of the AFRICA Dummy

@inproceedings{Englebert2000SolvingTM,
  title={Solving the Mystery of the AFRICA Dummy},
  author={Pierre Kane Cheryl Englebert},
  year={2000}
}
Ð Most empirical studies have reported a negative e€ect on growth of being an African country, even when accounting for ethnic heterogeneity. Modeling policy choices has reduced this e€ect in recent studies, but these have begged the question of why Africa appears adverse to developmental policies. This paper uses a cross-sectional data set to show that the governments of arbitrary postcolonial statesÐas are most African statesÐface substantial limitations to their power and are constrained in… CONTINUE READING
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