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Commerce et performance économique: la fragmentation de l'Afrique importe-t-elle ?

Paul Collier and Anthony Venables ()

Revue d’économie du développement, 2009, vol. 17, issue 4, 5-39

Abstract: The population of South Asia lives almost entirely in one mega-country or two large ones. In contrast, the rather smaller population of sub-Saharan Africa is spread across some fifty countries. Does this political fragmentation have economic consequences? We suggest that both private economic activity and the provision of public goods benefit from powerful scale economies that confer advantages on the South Asian model. Paradoxically, although Africa has a greater need than other regions for supra-national power structures, it has made far less progress towards regional unity.

Date: 2009
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