Title

Terrorism and Its Impact on Foreign Economic Activity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Publication Source

Journal of Business and Economics

Volume

5

Issue

4

Inclusive pages

249-58

ISBN/ISSN

ISSN 2155-7950

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

It was anticipated that terrorism incidents would have a negative impact on foreign investment and tourism in the sub-Saharan African countries. At the aggregate level, however, such was not the case. The lack of support for the basic hypothesis could reflect data limitations in the terrorism database, the initially low levels of tourism and foreign investment in sub-Saharan Africa, and the potential for dissidents to use other forms of violence against the governments in power. A country analysis for South Africa, however, did provide support for the idea that terrorism had negative effects on investment and tourism.

Keywords

terrorism, foreign investment, tourism, Africa

Disciplines

Political Science

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