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Efficiency and Productivity Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 256 Nombre de pages
The book focuses on four thematic areas on efficiency and productivity growth using a sample of 19 sub-Saharan African countries f... Lire la suite
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Description

The book focuses on four thematic areas on efficiency and productivity growth using a sample of 19 sub-Saharan African countries from 1960-2002. The study utilises stochastic frontier and panel data techniques to provide estimates of national efficiency scores; explain the variation in national efficiency scores; estimate and decompose total factor productivity growth; and finally, looks at the contribution of human capital to total factor productivity growth and components, as well as its role in the technological 'catch-up' process in SSA. The findings contained in the book indicate that sub-Saharan African countries operate far from the efficient frontier and are not efficient. Also, trade policy on openness, machinery imports, stock of R&D, landlockedness and quality of institutions play a significant and quantitatively important role in explaining the differences in efficiency scores in sub-Saharan Africa. Human capital in sub-Saharan Africa, is rather more important for the adoption of technology. The detailed analysis on efficiency and productivity growth offered by this book would provide useful information to policy managers of developing economies.

Auteur

Dr. Michael Danquah is an economist and lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon. His research interest include economic development (growth, inequality and poverty); national efficiency, innovation and productivity growth; and applied econometrics. He has published widely on these themes in leading peer reviewed journals

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Efficiency and Productivity Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Code EAN: 9783659145513
ISBN: 978-3-659-14551-3
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Genre: Economie
nombre de pages: 256
Poids: g
Taille: H220mm x B220mm x T150mm