Studies on Economic Development and Growth in Selected African Countries

  • Almas Heshmati

Part of the Frontiers in African Business Research book series (FABR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Women’s Empowerment and Demand for Healthcare

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Abdou Musonera, Almas Heshmati
      Pages 11-39
    3. Charles Mulindabigwi Ruhara, Urbanus Mutuku Kioko
      Pages 41-60
  3. The Impact of Institutions, Aid, Inflation and FDI on Economic Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Thomas Bwire, Caleb Tamwesigire, Pascal Munyankindi
      Pages 79-101
    3. Ferdinand Nkikabahizi, Joseph Ndagijimana, Edouard Musabanganji
      Pages 103-122
  4. Capital Structure and Bank Loan Growth Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Atnafu Gebremeskel
      Pages 177-203
  5. Trade, Mineral Exports and Exchange Rate

  6. Growth, Productivity and Efficiency in Various Industries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Hassen Azime, Gollagari Ramakrishna, Melesse Asfaw
      Pages 291-309
    3. Olaide Rufai Akande, Hephzibah Onyeje Obekpa, Djomo-Raoul Fani
      Pages 311-330
    4. Eric Uwitonze, Almas Heshmati
      Pages 331-368
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 381-393

About this book


This book is a collection of studies on economic development and growth in selected African countries. It consists of an introduction/summary and 15 inter-related empirical studies grouped into 5 research areas: women’s empowerment and demand for healthcare; the impact of institutions, aid, inflation and FDI on economic growth; capital structure and bank-loan growth effects; trade, mineral exports and exchange rate; and growth, productivity and efficiency in various industries. While it provides a comprehensive picture of the state of economic development and growth in most parts of the continent, the main focus is on economic development and growth in Ethiopia and Rwanda – two countries undergoing rapid economic and social development.


African business research African economy Economic development and growth in Ethiopia and Rwanda Institutional variables on economic growth Capital structure in Ethiopia Women empowerment in Rwanda

Editors and affiliations

  • Almas Heshmati
    • 1
  1. 1.Jönköping International Business SchoolJönköping UniversityJönköpingSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4450-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4451-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2367-1033
  • Series Online ISSN 2367-1041
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