Category Archives: Economic Growth and Measurement Reconsidered

A reading list for the data revolution

TweetIf you have sat through more than two conferences and workshops on the post-2015 development agenda or the Sustainable Development Goals (or tracked #SDGs or #data2015 on Twitter) you will be aware that there is a certain repetition of ideas. … Continue reading

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Towards a History of Economic Growth in Africa

TweetFrom the OUP blog, viagra sale the summary of the key findings of my latest book: The book offers a reconsideration of economic growth in Africa in three respects. First, ask it shows that the focus has been on average … Continue reading

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Why measurement matters?

TweetOxford University Press posted a blog about my latest book – Economic Growth and Measurement Reconsidered in Botswana, view Kenya, physician Tanzania, and and Zambia, 1965-1995 – read the post here.

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Towards a new history of economic growth in Africa

TweetIs it only me who thinks it is a bit strange that the most  read book on African economic growth, prostate the Bottom Billion, and focuses on explaining why African economies are stuck in chronic failure of growth – while … Continue reading

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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

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Poor Numbers @ Ottawa University

TweetI am invited to give a talk based on Poor Numbers: How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to Do about It (Cornell Studies in Political Economy) at Ottawa at the Center for International Policy Studies. I … Continue reading

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