Category Archives: Africa Rising

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

Tweet

Posted in Africa Rising, Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong, Booktalk, Economic Growth, Economics, History | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

Why did economists spend two decades explaining something that never happened ?

TweetFor the past two decades, mainstream economists who study African economic growth have been trying to explain something that never happened. Economists have focused almost exclusively on one question: Why has economic growth failed in Africa? You can read the … Continue reading

Posted in Africa Rising, Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong, Booktalk, Economic Growth, Economic History, Economics, Podcast, Poor Numbers | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

Book Launch: Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong

TweetOn June 4 at 6 pm I will present my latest book at SOAS in London, salve UK. The title is Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong. In four chapters I deliver a critique of how mainstream macroeconomic literature has … Continue reading

Posted in Africa Rising, Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong, African Economic History, Booktalk, Economic Growth, Economics, History, Zed | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Statistical Tragedy in Africa? Evaluating the Data Base for African Economic Development

TweetOn Monday, salve April 6, thumb 2015 – 10:00am to 11:30am the special issue in the Journal of Development Studies: Statistical Tragedy in Africa? Evaluating the Data Base for African Economic Development which I edited with Deborah Johnston is being … Continue reading

Posted in Africa Rising, Africa's Statistical Renaissance, Africa's Statistical Tragedy, African Development Bank, Agriculture, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, IMF, Measuring African Development: Past and Present, Poor Numbers, Poverty, World Bank | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Public talk in Bordeaux 19 FEB 6 PM: Derrière “l’émergence de l’Afrique”. La croissance, une fiction statistique ?

Tweet I am a visiting scholar at “Les Afriques dans le monde” at  Sciences Po Bordeaux in the spring term 2015. This event is public and free, online it is organized by Vincent Bonnecasse – who contributed a chapter in … Continue reading

Posted in Africa Rising, Africa's Statistical Tragedy, Poor Numbers | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

Overcoming Obstacles to Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa

TweetI am invited to offer my comments by Aubrey Hubry who argues: that inadequate infrastructure, there lack of market data, pills and poor policy implementation impede investment in Africa, healing despite growing opportunities to do so profitably The event takes … Continue reading

Posted in Africa Rising, Poor Numbers | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Without a statistical revolution, Africa’s renaissance is built on shaky ground

TweetThat is the title of a summary of the debates on the current African growth data written up by Ian Fraser. He is a financial journalist and the author of Shredded: Inside RBS: The Bank that Broke Britain- read the … Continue reading

Posted in Africa Rising, Africa's Statistical Tragedy, African Development Bank, Poor Numbers | Tagged , | Comments Off

Five reasons why African growth is slower than the data tell you

TweetOne of the things my  book Poor Numbers suggested, tadalafil was that the rise of Africa might not be as impressive as the data tells you. The African Development Bank responded by saying there was nothing to worry about: the … Continue reading

Posted in Africa Rising, African Development Bank, Economic Growth, GDP Revision, Poor Numbers | Tagged , | Comments Off

“Nigeria is not a poor country”

Tweet“Nigeria is not a poor country”, cialis President Goodluck Jonathan declared earlier this month in response to a World Bank report which listed Nigeria among the five poorest countries in the world. The claim is wrong and misleading says Taiwo … Continue reading

Posted in Africa Rising, Economic Growth, GDP Revision, Nigeria, Poverty | Tagged , | Comments Off

A history of economic growth in Africa: why measurement matters

TweetThe GDP re-basing in Nigeria again brought measurement to the center of debates on African economic development, just like it happened when Ghana re-based their GDP in 2010. There has been more commentary in mainstream media this time around – … Continue reading

Posted in Africa Rising, Economic Growth, Economic Growth and Measurement Reconsidered, GDP Revision, Ghana, History, National Accounts, Nigeria, Poor Numbers | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off