Authors: Mutiu A. Oyinlola; Oluwatosin A. Adeniyi; Ibrahim D. Raheem
Addresses: Department of Economics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria ' Department of Economics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria ' Department of Economics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Abstract: The study analysed the effect of institution on resource curse abundance-economic growth nexus using the system generalised method of moments. The empirical results refute the resource curse hypothesis in Africa. In addition, institutions have dampening effect on the nexus. This stems from the fact that the institutional development level of most African countries is weak. The study also found out that the resource curse hypothesis is not peculiar to oil wealth as indicated in the literature. Lastly, our results do not support the rentier effect as a possible channel of the hypothesis.
Keywords: natural resources; institutional quality; economic growth; rentier effect; resource curse hypothesis; Africa; resource abundance; institutional development.
African Journal of Economic and Sustainable Development, 2015 Vol.4 No.1, pp.34 - 48
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