HECER-UNU-WIDER Seminar: African Economic Growth: Productivity, Policy Syndromes and the Importance of Institutions. By Augustin K. Fosu, Helsinki, Finland
Seminar Room 3-4, Economicum, Arkadiankatu 7, Helsinki
9 October 2012 16:00 sharp -
UNU-WIDER focal point: Imed Drine, Research Fellow
HECER-UNU-WIDER Seminar: African Economic Growth: Productivity, Policy Syndromes and the Importance of Institutions
Augustin Kwasi Fosu, Deputy Director of UNU-WIDER.
Recent evidence from an exhaustive political-economy study of growth of African economies--the Growth Project of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) - suggests that 'policy syndromes'?have substantially contributed to the generally poor growth in sub-Saharan Africa during post-independence. The current article employs the unique data and insights generated by the Growth Project to further explore the importance of a 'syndrome-free' (SF) regime for...