The global financial crisis and SSA: The effects of slowing private capital inflows on growth

Jun 01, 2009 | J.B. Macias, I. Massa | Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

This paper examines the controversial link between capital flows and economic growth. Looking at the sub-Saharan African region (SSA), it seeks to shed light on the growth impact of different types of private capital inflows. It also discusses the effects so far of the current global financial crisis on private capital flows into SSA.