Author Archives: Mjerven

Public Talk: Africa: Why Economists Get it Wrong @GrinnellCollege March 2, 4 pm ARH 302

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Want a fully funded PhD and work with me @Noragric & @UniNMBU on the politics of numbers?

TweetInternational Environment and Development Studies (Noragric) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences is calling for applications for PhD positions. The positions are fully funded, and are enumerated as full time job according to Norwegian regulations. Full details of all … Continue reading

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Book talk in Cambridge, Wednesday, 27 Jan. 3pm

TweetIn Cambridge? You are in luck. I will be giving a talk at the Cambridge Society for Economic Pluralism. I am really looking forward to it. Free to attend.

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Podcast: how economists have misunderstood economic growth in African countries

TweetOn Sunday 13 December I was speaking about my book at the CBC Sunday Edition. Listen to the recording here. A few weeks back I was on the Economic Rockstar Podcast – listen to the episode here.    

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African Studies Meetings in San Diego 19-22 Nov 2015

TweetI am really looking forward to the annual African Studies meetings in San Diego. (The preliminary program is here: The State and the Study of Africa, troche November 19-22, hospital 2015. San Diego, pill California). I will be giving two … Continue reading

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Power of indicators: an emerging literature

TweetThere is a rise of indicators. The so called data revolution is finding its feet, so I  do not expect it to let up anytime soon.  The Economist provided one overview in their report on ‘How to lie with indices‘. … Continue reading

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Book Talk: Africa – Why Economists Get it Wrong @SAISAfrica OCT 7, 5PM

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Book Talk: Africa – Why Economists Get it Wrong @TheNewSchool OCT 9 2:30 PM

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Book talk: Africa: Why Economists Get it Wrong #LSE Friday 18 Sep, 6 PM

Tweet The event is free to attend, and there will be refreshments. There will also be copies of the books for sale. I will also discuss isues covered in my book on Wednesday 23 September at 1pm at the Overseas Development Institute.  The event is … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: Africa. Why Economists Get It Wrong

TweetThe response to my book has been an overwhelmingly positive. I always knew it would divide opinion. Alex De Waal did perhaps provide the most encouraging and ringing support with a review titled “Liberating African Economic History from the Tyranny … Continue reading

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