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Politique Industrielle Contemporaine: le Problème de Dépendance en Energie et Capital Humain des Pays de l’Afrique Centrale

Contemporary Industrial Policies: The Problem of Energy and Human Capital Dependence in Central African Countries

Christian Nguena () and Carine E. Magne

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This study aims to show that for pro growth industrialization, contemporary industrial policy needs to emphasis on improvement of energy production and of the quality of human capital with application on Central Africa sub region. After a literature review on industrial policy concept, we have highlighted the link between improving energy production, investment in human capital and the level of industrial development through economic growth in Central Africa using a descriptive approach. Indeed produce less energy and unskilled human capital has a negative impact on medium and long term industrial development through economic growth channel. This result has therefore confirmed our recommendation to the implementation of an industrial policy mainly focused on reducing energy dependence and improving the quality of human capital in Central Africa; This, and not to be exhaustive, through increased investment in energy production capacity and in training.

Keywords: Industrialisation; Politique industrielle; Energie; Capital humain; Investissement. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B22 H52 L52 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012-12-05, Revised 2013-08-31
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