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.
Simon Fraser University
B.Sc. (Budapest), M.Sc., Ph.D. (LSE)
Morten Jerven has published widely on African economic development, and particularly on the patterns of economic growth and on economic development statistics. His recent book is based on research in Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Botswana.
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.