Explaining African Growth Performance: A Production-Frontier Approach

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Romain Houssa; Oleg Badunenko; Daniel J. Henderson;
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This paper employs a production frontier approach that allows distinguishing technologic progress from efficiency development. Data on 35 African countries in 1970-2007 show that efficiency losses have constrained growth in Africa while technology progress has played a ... View more
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