Sub-Saharan Growth Surprises : Being Heterogeneous , Inland and Close to the Equator Doesn t Slow Growth Within Africa

@inproceedings{Cinyabuguma2010SubSaharanGS,
  title={Sub-Saharan Growth Surprises : Being Heterogeneous , Inland and Close to the Equator Doesn t Slow Growth Within Africa},
  author={Matthias M. Cinyabuguma and Louis Putterman},
  year={2010}
}
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… CONTINUE READING

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