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African Growth: Why a 'Big Push'?

Abstract:

Over the past 40 years Africa has stagnated while other developing countries have grasped growth opportunities. This process of divergence has turned Africa into the poorest region. Africa needs a big push to escape from four development traps: the conflict trap, the corruption trap, the primary commodity trap and the fractionalized society trap. Since these low level equilibria have been sustained over some time a marginal effort is unlikely to be successful. However, the traps weaken the ef...

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10.1093/jae/ejl031

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Paul Collier More by this author
Journal:
Journal of African Economies
Volume:
15
Issue:
Suppl.2
Publication date:
2006
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URN:
uuid:19b0f87a-c9ff-49a5-82ae-c9794e9bbf5a
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:10804
Language:
English

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