Growth, History, or Institutions? What Explains State Fragility in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Bertocchi, Graziella; Guerzoni, Andrea;
(2010)
  • Publisher: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Bonn
  • Subject: Africa | Wirtschaftswachstum | H11 | State fragility | Afrika südlich der Sahara | colonial history | O43 | institutions | State fragility, Africa, institutions, colonial history | Kolonialismus | N17 | Africa; colonial history; institutions; State fragility | Politische Stabilität | Institutionalismus | State fragility, Africa, institutions, colonial history.
    • jel: jel:H11 | jel:N17 | jel:O43
      ddc: ddc:330

We explore the determinants of state fragility in sub-Saharan Africa. Controlling for a wide range of economic, demographic, geographic and institutional regressors, we find that institutions, and in particular the civil liberties index and the number of revolutions, ar... View more
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