Economic Growth and Total Factor Productivity in Niger

Author/Editor:

Jean-Claude Nachega ; Thomson Fontaine

Publication Date:

September 1, 2006

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper investigates empirically the sources of aggregate output growth and the determinants of total factor productivity (TFP) in Niger between 1963 and 2003. A growth accounting analysis indicates that the erosion in output per capita over the sample period is due to the negative growth of both TFP and physical capital per capita. Sound macroeconomic policies, supported by official development assistance and structural reforms, are found to be key to raising TFP growth.

Series:

Working Paper No. 06/208

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

September 1, 2006

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451864687/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2006208

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

28

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