Sustaining high economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Knowledge and the structure of the economy

Yaw Nyarko

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    This paper discusses the role of knowledge and the structure of the economy in sustaining high economic growth, with an emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa. A model of growth, involving learning from different activities, is proposed. Within the context of that model, a discussion is provided on some of the recent issues and debates around structural change of economies, and in particular on the measures for measuring the change. Special attention is placed on the recent measures such as Hausmann et al.'s (2007) EXPY and Lall's (1998) technology measures and the popular Herfindahl and Revealed Comparative Advantage measures used for analysing the change in export mixes.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    JournalJournal of African Economies
    Volume22
    Issue numberSUPPL. 1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 2013

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    economic growth
    comparative advantage
    economy
    structural change
    learning
    Africa
    Economic growth
    Sub-Saharan Africa
    measuring
    Revealed comparative advantage
    Structural change

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    • Development

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