The Implications of South African Economic Growth for the Rest of Africa

24 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2006

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Vivek B. Arora

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - African Department

Athanasios Vamvakidis

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - European Department

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Date Written: March 2005

Abstract

This paper measures the extent to which South African economic growth is an engine of growth in sub-Saharan Africa. Results based on panel data estimation for 47 African countries over four decades suggest that South African growth has a substantial positive impact on growth in the rest of Africa, even after controlling for other growth determinants. The estimates are robust to the effects of global and regional shocks, changes in model specification, and sample period.

Keywords: Economic growth, economic integration, Africa

JEL Classification: F02, F43, O55

Suggested Citation

Arora, Vivek and Vamvakidis, Athanasios, The Implications of South African Economic Growth for the Rest of Africa (March 2005). IMF Working Paper No. 05/58, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=874280

Vivek Arora (Contact Author)

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Athanasios Vamvakidis

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - European Department ( email )

700 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20431
United States

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