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The Effect of Corruption on Economic Growth in Africa: A Quantitative Research Essay
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to investigate if evidence on whether corruption has an effect on GDP-growth in Sub-Saharan Africa can be found or not.

This paper uses panel data from Sub-Saharan African countries during the years 2000-2010. The estimation method, which results have been drawn upon in the conclusion of this paper, is two-folded – one ordinary fixed effects model, one fixed effects model with lagged corruption values.

Evidence showing that corruption has a direct negative effect on GDP growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has been found. A one unit decrease in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index is approximately found to lower GDP growth with 0.075 to 0.095 percent annually.

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2014.
Keyword [en]
Corruption, Economic Growth, Sub-Saharan Africa, Fixed Effects
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-226583OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-226583DiVA: diva2:726506
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Available from: 2014-06-18 Created: 2014-06-18 Last updated: 2014-06-18Bibliographically approved

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