Category Archives: African Economic History

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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