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Economic Development, Institutional Quality and Regional integration: Evidence from Africa Countries.

Enowbi Batuo, Michael and Fabro, Gema (2009): Economic Development, Institutional Quality and Regional integration: Evidence from Africa Countries.

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to provide new empirical evidence about the determinants of per capita income in African countries, with particular attention to the affects of governance institutional quality and sub regional integration on income level. We use a sample of 49 countries from the period 1996-2004 and the Generalized Method of Moments Estimation model for dynamic panel, proposed by Arellano and Bond (1991). The results show that African regional groups with better institutions, higher degrees of regional integration cooperation, higher rates of investment in human capital and lower rates of population growth, show a higher level of per capita income

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