The Impact of Human Capital on Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from Sudan

Khalafalla Ahmed Mohamed Arabi, Suliman Zakaria Suliman Abdalla


This paper empirically investigates the impact of human capital on economic growth in Sudan for the period 1982-2009 by using a simultaneous equation model that links human capital i.e. school attainment; and investment in education and health to economic growth, total productivity, foreign direct investment, and human development index. Based on three-stage least squares technique, the empirical results of the paper show that quality of the education has a determinant role in the economic growth; health quality factor has a positive impact on economic growth as expected and total factor productivity which mainly represents the state of technology has adverse effect on economic growth and human development due to the obsolete and old fashion technology.

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Research in World Economy
ISSN 1923-3981(Print)ISSN 1923-399X(Online)


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