Category Archives: African Economic History

“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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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

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“Does economics have an Africa problem?” – A rejoinder

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Just Published: Measuring African Development: Past and Present

Tweet Very happy to the see Measuring African Development: Past and Present in print. You can read an open access of the introduction to the book here.  The volume takes you through the very first household budget surveys and national … Continue reading

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Measuring African Development: Past and Present – Special Issue

TweetIn 2013 the chief economist for the World Bank’s Africa region, Shanta Devarajan, delivered a devastating assessment of the capacity of African states to measure development and declared  “Africa’s Statistical Tragedy”. Is there a “statistical tragedy” unfolding in Africa now?If … Continue reading

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News in African Economic History

TweetThe African Economic History Network, no rx founded in 2011, just published its 10th Bimonthly Newsletter – summarizing new research and opportunities in African Economic History. The first African Economic History Working paper sets out the aims and objectives of … Continue reading

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