This paper aims to identify the factors that are most important in promoting economic growth in Latin America. It uses panel data for 17 countries over a 15-year 2 period. Low levels of corruption, high levels of internet access, low levels of FDI, and high net energy imports are statistically significant in increasing GDP per capita in Latin America. Surprisingly, education is found to be statistically insignificant for economic growth.
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"Determinants of Economic Growth in Latin America,"
Major Themes in Economics, 13, 1-21.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/mtie/vol13/iss1/3