Author Archives: Mjerven

“Wealth and Poverty of African States” Seminar in Cambridge 30 Jan

TweetI just started my position as Chair of Africa and International Development at Edinburgh University, and my first trip out of town will suitably be to Cambridge, where my former thesis supervisor, Gareth Austin, recently have been appointed professor of … Continue reading

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African Economic History Network Meetings

TweetJust returned from the African Economic History Meetings in Network in Stellenbosch. You can see the full program here.  A lot of high quality papers and lots of promising work in progress from PhD Students. The African Economic History discipline … Continue reading

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Global Health Seminar, Copenhagen 22 June 2017, 12:30-14:00

TweetSpeaking on statistics and health in Copenhagen 22 June 2017  12:30-14:00   Download the flyer here.

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Public talk: ‘What Economists Get Wrong about Africa’ @AU_SIS March 29

TweetI am visiting the School of International Service at American University in Washington DC this week, and I give a public lecture hosted by the Global Environmental Politics program. It takes place on Wednesday, March 29 at 3:30 RVSP to … Continue reading

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Guest Lecture ‘Why Economists Got Africa Wrong’ @LauderInstitute April 11

TweetLooking forward to giving a guest lecture on why economists get Africa wrong at the Lauder Institute on April 11. The event is hosted and arranged by Ronald J. Granieri and Keren Weitzberg. See the full flyer here. Get the … Continue reading

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Ruling the World by Numbers: streaming lectures online

TweetFor those who want to follow the lectures in my course “Ruling the world by numbers” online, the lectures will stream live here from 12:15 till 14:00. The lectures run every monday from 12:15 to 14:00 as per the schedule … Continue reading

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Ruling the World by Numbers: Preliminary Syllabus – Comments Welcome

TweetHere’s the preliminary version of the syllabus. Comments welcome. We also have the facilities to stream the lectures live if there are people who wants to audit the course. Let me know.

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Ruling the world by numbers: knowledge and politics in international development

TweetI am teaching a new course next spring – I call it ‘Ruling the world by numbers’. The subtitle is ‘Knowledge and politics in international development’. Here’s the syllabus. The idea is that I will be writing a book on … Continue reading

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Discussing ‘Poor Numbers’ with Bill Easterly

Tweet You can follow the facebook chat here. The chat formally launches the paper: ‘Development By Numbers: A primer‘ (short version here) and we will of course also touch upon issues discussed in my books on the subject. See you … Continue reading

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How the IMF does (or doesn’t) check the quality of statistics from low income countries

TweetDo you want to know how the IMF collects statistics from Low Income Countries? Do you wonder what kind of quality checks there are, cure and what rules determine what data gets published and what does not? Well, so did … Continue reading

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