Can trade openness improve the human development index of the lowest Sub-Saharan African countries?

Beatrice Isah Dara

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Abstract

This paper explores the relationship between trade openness, human development index, FDI and GDP per capita in 5 sub-Saharan African countries using a balanced panel data from 1980-2014. This paper finds no strong and robust relationship between trade openness and human development index; however the results establish that trade openness attracts foreign direct investment in most countries, and also improves GDP per capita in resource rich sub-Saharan countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages14-14
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual Conference of Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development (CAREED) : Africa: Proud History, Promising Future - University of the West of Scotland, Paisley PA1 2BE , Paisley, Glasgow , United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Nov 201513 Nov 2015
Conference number: 1

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development (CAREED)
Abbreviated titleCAREED
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityPaisley, Glasgow
Period12/11/1513/11/15

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