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Arbache, Jorge Saba et al. [2007-11]
Using the most recent purchasing power parity data for 44 sub-Saharan African countries, this paper examines the characteristics of long run growth in Africa between 1975 and 2005. The authors investigate the following issues: cross-country income structure, income convergence, the country level distribution of income, growth and income persistence, and formation of convergence clubs.
SUBJECT: correlation coefficient; remittances; development outcomes; gross domestic product; development economics
World Bank [2007-09]
In 2006 most of the people of Uganda, with the notable exception of those in the conflict-blighted Northern Region, enjoy a better quality of life and brighter opportunities in a stable and growing economy. Uganda's economy has bounced back beyond what could be regarded as recovery, with real incomes per person now exceeding the levels reached at Independence in 1962. The report structur ...
SUBJECT: reform policies; industrial development; export promotion; dynamic economy; world development indicators
Low Schooling for Girls, Slower Growth for All? Cross-Country Evidence on the Effect of Gender Inequality in Education on Economic Development
Klasen, Stephan [2002-09]
Using cross-country and panel regressions, this article investigates how gender inequality in education affects long-term economic growth. Such inequality is found to have an effect on economic growth that is robust to changes in specifications and controls for potential endogeneities. The results suggest that gender inequality in education directly affects economic growth by lowering t ...
SUBJECT: fertility rates; gender differences; tertiary education; factors of production; corruption
World Bank [2007-06]
Important findings of recent studies based on a macroeconomic perspective include the need to take actions aimed at further increasing the region's integration into the global economy while at the same time deepening Latin America's relatively shallow financial markets. This study complements that body of knowledge by taking an alternative microeconomic, firm-level approach to explain p ...
SUBJECT: growth determinants; business cycle; economics letters; high income countries; institutional quality
Gutierrez, Catalina et al. [2007-12]
This paper analyzes how the employment/productivity profile of growth and its sectoral pattern are correlated with poverty reduction. The authors use a sample of 104 short-run growth spells in developing countries, between 1980 and 2001. They also identify some conditions of the labor market and the economic environment that are associated with employment-intensive growth or specific se ...
SUBJECT: labor markets; inequality; headcount ratio; business cycle; industry wage
Endowments, Location or Luck? Evaluating the Determinants of Sub-National Growth in Decentralized Indonesia
McCulloch, Neil et al. [2008-11]
Indonesia's "big bang" decentralization in 2001 shifted much of the responsibility for local economic development from central government to district and city governments, which today number more than 450. But the performance of these districts has varied widely. This paper attempts to understand the determinants of sub-national (district/city) growth in Indonesia and map how these dete ...
SUBJECT: relative income; growth determinants; base year; economic structure; decomposable inequality measures
Besley, Timothy et al. 
Delivering on the Promise of Pro-Poor Growth contributes to the debate on how to accelerate poverty reduction by providing insights from eight countries that have been relatively successful in delivering pro-poor growth: Bangladesh, Brazil, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Tunisia, Uganda, and Vietnam. It integrates growth analytics with the microanalysis of household data to determine how coun ...
SUBJECT: growth determinants; labor markets; structural reforms; country experiences; export promotion
Lopez, Humberto et al. [2009-08-01]
Recent theoretical literature has suggested a variety of mechanisms through which poverty may deter growth and become self-perpetuating. A few papers have searched for empirical regularities consistent with those mechanisms such as aggregate non-convexities and convergence clubs. However, a seemingly basic implication of the theoretical models, namely that countries suffering from high ...
SUBJECT: lagged values; checks; growth determinants; headcount ratio; inequality equation
Devarajan, Shantayanan et al. 
The authors investigate the relationship between weak growth performance and low investment rates in Africa. The cross-country evidence suggests no direct relationship. The positive and significant coefficient on private investment appears to be driven by Botswana's presence in the sample. Allowing for the endogeneity of private investment, controlling for policy, and positing a nonline ...
SUBJECT: endogenous growth; underlying problems; cross-country growth regressions; low inflation; capital stock
López-Cálix, J.R. et al. [2012-12]
This paper explores stylized facts of Pakistan's growth patterns. It identifies the short-lived predominant character of its increasingly scarce growth accelerations, the average volatility of the growth rate by international standards, the high but decreasing correlation between overall growth and agricultural growth, the long term decline of its growth (potential) rate to around 4.5 p ...
SUBJECT: competitiveness; structural change; low inflation; capital stock; correlation coefficient