Patterns of Long Term Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

50 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2007

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Jorge Arbache

University of Brasilia - Department of Economics

John Page

World Bank

Date Written: September 2007

Abstract

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. We 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.

Keywords: GDP per capita, Growth, Sub-Saharan Africa

JEL Classification: O11, O47, O55, O57

Suggested Citation

Arbache, Jorge and Page, John, Patterns of Long Term Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (September 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1014133 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1014133

Jorge Arbache (Contact Author)

University of Brasilia - Department of Economics ( email )

Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro
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Brasília, Distrito Federal 70910-900
Brazil
+ 55 61 8194 4529 (Phone)

John Page

World Bank ( email )

1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
United States

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