Troubles with the neighbours: Africa's problem, Africa's opportunity

William Easterly, Ross Levine

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


    There is systematic contagion across national borders. Favourable or unfavourable growth performance of one's neighbours tends to influence one's own long-run growth rate. Policy choices are also contagious across borders. While improving policies alone boosts growth substantially, the growth effects are much larger if neighbouring countries act together.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)120-142
    Number of pages23
    JournalJournal of African Economies
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Mar 1998

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Development
    • Economics and Econometrics


    Dive into the research topics of 'Troubles with the neighbours: Africa's problem, Africa's opportunity'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this