Simon Fraser University
B.Sc. (Budapest), M.Sc., Ph.D. (LSE)
Morten Jerven is an economic
historian, with a PhD from the
London School of Economics, and has since 2009 been working at the School for International Studies at
Simon Fraser University in
Vancouver, Canada [read more]
- Statistical Tragedy in Africa? Evaluating the Data Base for African Economic Development
- Call for papers WEHC 2015: Counting people, understanding economies: global histories of registration and demographic statistics
- Africa and Economics. What’s the problem?
- “Does economics have an Africa problem?” – A rejoinder
- Public talk in Bordeaux 19 FEB 6 PM: Derrière “l’émergence de l’Afrique”. La croissance, une fiction statistique ?
Monthly Archives: January 2013
The Economist writes about statistics in Africa based on an interview with Morten Jerven. Read the story here.
FOREIGN POLICY article – January 28, 2013. “We Have No Idea if Africa Is Rising” Recent FP contributors have said that Africa is and is not rising. They’re both wrong because they don’t have the numbers to back it up. … Continue reading
Morten Jerven, author of Poor Numbers, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the quality of data coming out of Africa on income, growth, and population. Jerven argues that the inconsistency of the numbers and methodology both across countries and … Continue reading