Paper Title
Capital Accumulation as a Fundamental Determinant of Structural Changes in SSA

The aim of this paper is to verify the importance of capital accumulation in structural development of sub-Saharan economies. We employ cluster analysis to group sub-Saharan economies into clusters based on the similarity of their structural development. We then examine the structural development of these clusters in the light of empirical stylized facts. Theoretically, successful clusters (in terms of their structural development) should exhibit the fastest pace of capital accumulation which is the fundamental determinant of structural changes. In general, our results support this argument, albeit with some reservations. Index terms- Structural change, Economic structure, Sub-Saharan Africa, Capital accumulation.