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

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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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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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Africa and Economics. What’s the problem?

TweetSensitivity to local conditions? Check. World Bank Kenya got it covered. Right on cue, doctor the World Bank makes a contribution to the debate on whether Economics has an Africa problem (here and here). Several WBG Executive Directors are visiting … Continue reading

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

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