Category Archives: Podcast

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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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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Podcast: How poor numbers undermine the fight against poverty

TweetIt is two years since Poor Numbers was published, prescription and I had a nice conversation with Tom Paulson and Gabe Spitzer at Humanosphere. You can listen to the podcast here. We talked about the importance of getting good evidence, … Continue reading

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