Determinants of Non-oil Growth in the CFA-Zone Oil Producing Countries : How do they Differ?

Author/Editor:

Alexandra Tabova ; Carol L Baker

Publication Date:

October 1, 2011

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Summary:

Non-oil growth in the CFA oil exporting countries has been lackluster despite their great natural resource wealth. In this paper we study the key determinants of non-oil growth and explore to what extent these countries differ from countries with comparable levels of development that do not depend on nonrenewable resources. Using a panel of 38 countries comprising LICs and CFA zone oil exporters, we find that while real exchange rate appreciation negatively impacted growth in all countries over the period 1985-2008, what distinguishes the oil producers of the CFA zone is the failure of public and private investment to spur non-oil growth.

Series:

Working Paper No. 11/233

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 1, 2011

ISBN/ISSN:

9781463921996/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2011233

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

20

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