Comparative Determinants of Quality of Growth in Developing Countries

International Journal of Happiness and Development, 4(1), pp. 65-89 (2018)

33 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2017 Last revised: 6 Mar 2018

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Simplice Asongu

African Governance and Development Institute

Ndemaze Asongu

University of South Africa - Department of Communication Science

Date Written: January 1, 2017

Abstract

This study explores a new dataset in order to present the comparative determinants of growth quality in 93 developing countries for the period 1990-2011. We employ both cross-sectional and panel estimation techniques with contemporary and non-contemporary specifications. The determinants are quite heterogeneous in significance and magnitude with substantial inclinations to specifications and estimation techniques. We present and discuss the findings in increasing magnitude of significance so as to ease comparative readability. We also discuss how specificities in the modelling techniques are relevant for targeting growth quality. The results are timely and relevant for the post-2015 inclusive and sustainable development agenda.

Keywords: Quality of growth; Development

JEL Classification: O40; O57; I10; I20; I32

Suggested Citation

Asongu, Simplice and Asongu, Ndemaze, Comparative Determinants of Quality of Growth in Developing Countries (January 1, 2017). International Journal of Happiness and Development, 4(1), pp. 65-89 (2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2955641

Simplice Asongu (Contact Author)

African Governance and Development Institute ( email )

P.O. Box 8413
Yaoundé, 8413
Cameroon

Ndemaze Asongu

University of South Africa - Department of Communication Science ( email )

Pretoria
South Africa

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