Economic Growth and Total Factor Productivity in Niger

 
Author/Editor: Nachega, Jean-Claude ; Fontaine, Thomson
 
Publication Date: September 01, 2006
 
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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(s): Economic growth | Niger

Author's Keyword(s): Niger | sources of growth | total factor productivity | cointegration
 
English
Publication Date: September 01, 2006
ISBN/ISSN: 0 / 1934-7073 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2006208 Pages: 28
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