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Statistics and IQ in Developing Countries: A Note

Journal of Biosocial Science, 49(1):309-321 (2017).

10 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2015 Last revised: 20 Apr 2017

Oasis Kodila-Tedika

University of Kinshasa - Department of Economics

Simplice A. Asongu

African Governance and Development Institute

Florentin Azia-Dimbu

University National Pedagogique

Date Written: June 16, 2015

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to assess the nexus between intelligence (or human capital) and statistical capacity in developing countries. The line of inquiry is motivated essentially by: (i) the scarce literature devoted to elucidating poor statistics in developing countries and (ii) an evolving stream of literature on knowledge economy. We have established a positive association between intelligence quotient (IQ) and statistical capacity. The relationship is: (i) consistent with the employment of alternative specifications based on varying conditioning information sets and (ii) robust to the control of outliers. Policy implications are discussed.

Keywords: Statistics; Intelligence; Developing countries

JEL Classification: D02, D73, I20

Suggested Citation

Kodila-Tedika, Oasis and Asongu, Simplice A. and Azia-Dimbu, Florentin, Statistics and IQ in Developing Countries: A Note (June 16, 2015). Journal of Biosocial Science, 49(1):309-321 (2017). . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2661437 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2661437

Oasis Kodila-Tedika

University of Kinshasa - Department of Economics ( email )

Kinshasa
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Simplice Asongu (Contact Author)

African Governance and Development Institute ( email )

P.O. Box 8413
Yaoundé, 8413
Cameroon

Florentin Azia-Dimbu

University National Pedagogique ( email )

Bobozo
Kinshasa
Congo, Democratic Republic of the (Zaire)

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