INSTITUTIONS AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY IN SUB-SAHARA AFRICA
Lilyan Fulginiti (),
Richard Perrin () and
No 25818, 2003 Annual Meeting, August 16-22, 2003, Durban, South Africa from International Association of Agricultural Economists
Agricultural productivity in 41 Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries from 1960 to 1999 is examined by estimating a semi-nonparametric Fourier production frontier. Over the four decades the estimated rate of productivity change was 0.83% per year, although the average rate from 1985-99 was a strong 1.90% per year. Former UK colonies exhibited significantly higher productivity gains than others, while Liberia and countries that had been colonies of Portugal or Belgium exhibited net reductions in productivity. We measure a significant reduction in productivity during political conflicts and wars, and a significant increase in productivity among those countries with a measure of political rights and civil liberties.
Keywords: Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Productivity Analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: Institutions and Agricultural Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa (2005)
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