Category Archives: Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong

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

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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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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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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

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