This paper aims to investigate and empirically test the notion that coastal countries grow faster in comparison to landlocked countries. The theory used in this paper is known as the Logistic Solow model, which is a modification of the commonly used standard Solow model. The theory shows that coastal countries are at an advantage when it comes to international trade with countries from other regions, which brings about a number of factors that facilitate growth. Unfortunately, the empirical tests conducted in this paper fail to find clear-cut evidence in support of the theory probably due to the use of less than perfect data in the analysis.
Kamanga, Promise, "Logistic Model of Growth: a Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Geography on the Growth of Coastal and Landlocked Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa" (2012). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 782.
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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