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.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Nov 2015|
|Event||Annual 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 2015 → 13 Nov 2015
Conference number: 1
|Conference||Annual Conference of Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development (CAREED)|
|Period||12/11/15 → 13/11/15|