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Okey K. N. Mawussé
''Institutions and scientific research in Africa''
( 2013, Vol. 33 No.2 )
This paper examines the macroeconomic determinants of scientific production in Africa by focusing on direct and indirect roles that political and economic institutions may play. A theoretical model of scientific production that integrates the quality of institutions, as well as econometric estimations conducted on a panel of 47 African countries over the period 1994 to 2009, suggest significant direct and indirect effects of institutions on scientific research performance.
Keywords: Scientific research, Institutions, Africa
JEL: O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development: General
I2 - Education: General
Manuscript Received : Apr 09 2013 Manuscript Accepted : Jun 14 2013

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