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Determinants of Economic Growth in Africa

Editors: Heshmati, Almas (Ed.)

  • Presents an up to date picture of the state and patterns of growth and development in Africa
  • Uses up to date consistent data as well as current analytical tools, which readers can use for comparative and related studies of their own
  • Studies growth in both regions of Africa and Africa as a whole
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This volume is a collection of selected empirical studies on determinants of economic growth in Africa. Grouped into three parts, chapters examine the influence of financial sources and economic growth; sources of productivity growth; and prices, exchange rates and trade relationships with growth in regions in Africa or the continent as a whole.

This edited book is authored by African experts in the field who employ diverse up-to-date data and methods to provide robust empirical results based on representative firms, household surveys and secondary country level data covering individuals or multiple countries on the continent. It contains a wealth of empirical evidence, deep analyses and sound recommendations for policymakers and researchers for designing and implementing effective social and national policies and strategies to prevent and to reduce poverty and its negative effects on poor households and in poor regions. 
The volume will be a useful resource for policymakers and researchers involved in promoting economic growth and fighting poverty. It will also appeal to a broader audience interested in economic development, resource economics, policies, economic welfare and inclusive growth. 

About the authors

Almas Heshmati is Professor of Economics at Jönköping University, Sweden, and Sogang University, Seoul. He has held similar positions at Korea University, Seoul National University, University of Kurdistan Hawler, RATIO Institute (Sweden) and MTT Agrifood Research (Finland) and the Stockholm University of Economics. He was Research Fellow at the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), The United Nations University during 2001-04. His research interests include applied microeconomics, globalization, development strategy, efficiency and productivity and growth with application to manufacturing and services. In addition to more than 200 articles in scientific journals he has published books on the EU Lisbon Process, Global Inequality, East Asian Manufacturing, the Chinese Economy, Technology Transfer, Information Technology, Water Resources, Landmines, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Development Economics, World Values, Poverty, Economic Growth and International Airlines.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction to Determinants of Economic Growth in Africa and Summary of the Contributions

    Heshmati, Almas

    Pages 1-14

  • The FDI and Economic Growth Controversy in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Michael, Yemane

    Pages 17-54

  • Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment Inflows to Africa

    Geda, Alemayehu (et al.)

    Pages 55-93

  • Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Economic Growth in Eastern Africa

    Bekere, Biratu (et al.)

    Pages 95-124

  • The Role of Remittances, FDI and Foreign Aid in Economic Growth in Low and Middle Income African Countries

    Gutema, Gutu

    Pages 125-147

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76493-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76492-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Determinants of Economic Growth in Africa
Editors
  • Almas Heshmati
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76493-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76493-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76492-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 392
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations
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