"How fast did Equatorial Guinea grow over the two and a half decades beginning in 1975? The natural place to turn to answer such a question is data from the Penn World Table (PWT), which is the most widely used source for cross-country comparisons for the level and growth rate of GDP. According to one version (PWT 6.2), Equatorial Guinea is the second-fastest growing country among 40 African countries. However, according to the previous version (PWT 6.1), which was released 4 years before, Equatorial Guinea was the slowest growing country. (...) if one were to compile the list of the 10 fastest and slowest growing countries in Africa between 1975 and 1999, PWT 6.1 and PWT 6.2 would produce almost disjoint lists." (Johnson, Larson, Papageorgiou and Subramanian, JME, 2013).
Abaixo a tabela (copiada do paper) com os países que mais e menos cresceram no período, de acordo com as duas versões da PWT. Scary.
|PWT 6.2||PWT 6.1||Countries not appearing on both lists|
|Country||Growth (%)||Country||Growth (%)|
|Top 10 countries|
|Botswana||4.50||Botswana||5.10||Congo, Republic of|
|Equ. Guinea||4.00||Cape Verde||4.70||Equatorial Guinea|
|Ethiopia||1.60||Congo, Rep of||1.50|
|Bottom 10 countries|