The Impact of natural resources on economic development in Africa

PORTUGAL, Kilton Jose Luis Lauter

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dc.contributor.advisorWang, Shun-
dc.contributor.authorPORTUGAL, Kilton Jose Luis Lauter-
dc.descriptionThesis(Master) --KDI School:Master of Development Policy,2016-
dc.description.abstractThis paper studied the association between economic development in Africa and natural resource wealth founded on panel data econometric techniques. With three different indicators that could proxy for resource dependence, the outcomes suggested that natural resources were important to predict economic growth in African countries. Some indicators have negative and other indicators have positive coefficients and are not statistically significant in all the models estimated. Overall, the results show that the natural resources were insignificant to predict economic development in Africa, at least over the sample period considered. The evidence is robust to alternative model specifications such as different sets of control variables and regression methods.-
dc.description.tableOfContents1. Introduction 2. Literature Review 3. Background of Economic Development in Africa 4. The Data Collection and Specification 5. Methodology 6. Empirical Results 7. Conclusions Remarks-
dc.format.extentviii, 35 p.-
dc.publisherKDI School-
dc.subject.LCSHNatural resources--Africa.-
dc.subject.LCSHEconomic development--Africa.-
dc.titleThe Impact of natural resources on economic development in Africa-
dc.contributor.departmentKDI School, Master of Development Policy-
dc.description.statementOfResponsibilityKilton Jose Luis Lauter PORTUGAL.-
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