Thursday, May 6, 2021

Chinese Infrastructure Loans to Africa and Entrepreneurship

 The China Africa Research Initiative published in May 2021 a paper titled "Do Chinese Infrastructure Loans Promote Entrepreneurship in African Countries?" by Jonathan Munemo.

The paper examines the impact of Chinese economic infrastructure loans on entrepreneurship for a sample of African countries spanning the period 2006-2018.  The study demonstrates that African countries with a higher percentage of economic infrastructure loans in gross domestic product have greater entrepreneurship in the form of new business startups.