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Africa's Economic Growth: Opportunities and Constraints.

Abstract:

Africa's economies have diverged from other developing regions: over the past three decades growth has been much slower. In this paper I relate this to the region's distinctive physical and political geography. These features not only make Africa different from other regions, they make some parts of Africa radically different from others. Understanding these differences is critical because they imply equally substantial differences in opportunities and hence in the strategies likely to be eff...

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Paul Collier More by this author
Journal:
African Development Review/Revue Africaine de Developpement
Volume:
19
Publication date:
2007
URN:
uuid:7d9d70eb-ffb4-4529-8500-b2356b3ed3a9
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:10280
Language:
English

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