Troubles with the neighbours

Africa's problem, Africa's opportunity

William Easterly, Ross Levine

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    Abstract

    There is systematic contagion across national borders. Favourable or unfavourable growth performance of one's neighbours tends to influence one's own long-run growth rate. Policy choices are also contagious across borders. While improving policies alone boosts growth substantially, the growth effects are much larger if neighbouring countries act together.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)120-142
    Number of pages23
    JournalJournal of African Economies
    Volume7
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Mar 1998

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    Troubles with the neighbours : Africa's problem, Africa's opportunity. / Easterly, William; Levine, Ross.

    In: Journal of African Economies, Vol. 7, No. 1, 03.1998, p. 120-142.

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    Easterly, William ; Levine, Ross. / Troubles with the neighbours : Africa's problem, Africa's opportunity. In: Journal of African Economies. 1998 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 120-142.
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