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Mauritius: African Success Story

Jeffrey A. Frankel

NBER Working Paper No. 16569
Issued in December 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

This paper was presented at the NBER Conference on African Successes, Accra, Ghana, July 18-20, 2010. The author would like to thank for research assistance Oyebola Olabisi, Jesse Schreger, Diva Singh and Cristobal Marshall. Among many from whom he absorbed ideas are: Vinaye dey Ancharaz, Abhijit Banerjee, Arvind Subramanian in academia; Central Bank Governor Rundheersing Bheenik, Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam, and Finance Minister Ramakrishna Sithanen in the government; and others in Mauritius including Nando Bodha and Anubhava Katiyar. Above all, he is indebted to Ali Mansoor, Financial Secretary of Mauritius. The author also thanks for comments on an earlier draft Jorge de Macedo, other participants at the Accra conference, and Avnish Gungadurdoss. This study was part of a NBER project on African Successes, organized by Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson and David Weil. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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