Title: Comparative determinants of quality of growth in developing countries

Authors: Simplice A. Asongu; Ndemaze Asongu

Addresses: African Governance and Development Institute, P.O. Box 8413, Yaoundé, Cameroon; Department of Economics, University of South Africa, P.O. Box 392, UNISA 0003, Pretoria, South Africa ' African Governance and Development Institute, P.O. Box 8413 Yaoundé, Cameroon; Department of Communication Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

Abstract: This study explores a new dataset in order to present the comparative determinants of growth quality in 93 developing countries for the period 1990-2011. We employ both cross-sectional and panel estimation techniques with contemporary and non-contemporary specifications. The determinants are quite heterogeneous in significance and magnitude with substantial inclinations to specifications and estimation techniques. We present and discuss the findings in increasing magnitude of significance so as to ease comparative readability. We also discuss how specificities in the modelling techniques are relevant for targeting growth quality. The results are timely and relevant for the post-2015 inclusive and sustainable development agenda.

Keywords: quality of growth; happiness and development; poverty; developing countries; comparative determinants; inequality; inclusive development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHD.2018.090491

International Journal of Happiness and Development, 2018 Vol.4 No.1, pp.65 - 89

Received: 31 Jan 2017
Accepted: 14 Apr 2017

Published online: 08 Mar 2018 *

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