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Dynamisation de la malédiction des ressources naturelles en Afrique sur les performances économiques: institution et guerre froide

Curse of Natural Resources and Economic Performance in Africa: Institution and Cold War

Tcheta-Bampa, Tcheta-Bampa and Oasis Kodila-Tedika ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This article articulates Acemoglu-Robinson's theory of inclusive and exclusive institutions to the theory of the effects of natural resources on the incentives of political elites to implement good institutions for development. If Africa is subject to the curse of natural resources it means that this continent has generally been organized on the basis of extractive institutions that have determined the conflicts between political elites, between border countries and between the great world powers. On this basis, this article proposes an original test over the period 1985-2010 for 30 African countries linking institutional quality to an indicator of dependence on natural resources and different control variables. The phenomenon of the curse is decreasing in Africa as we move away from the end of the Cold War.

Keywords: institutions; ressources naturelles; malédiction des ressources; droits de propriété; croissance économique; Guerre froide (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B22 C12 O17 O55 P14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018-05-04
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