Simon Fraser University
B.Sc. (Budapest), M.Sc., Ph.D. (LSE)
Morten Jerven has published widely on African economic development, and particularly on the patterns of economic growth and on economic development statistics. His recent book is based on research in Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Botswana.
Morten Jerven is an economic historian, with a PhD from the London School of Economics, and has since 2009 been working at the School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.
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The debate on whether IMF has any blame for Ebola has been frustrating, even infuriating. It is going to continue to be frustrating largely because: “Who is to blame for Ebola?” is really not a good question. In turn, we … Continue reading
My latest book is available for pre-order: For the first time in generations, Africa is spoken of these days with enthusiastic hope: no longer seen as a hopeless morass of poverty, the continent instead is described as “Africa Rising,” a … Continue reading
The Nordic Africa Days 2014 took place 26-27 September 2014 in Uppsala, Sweden. I gave the keynote lecture.
Democracy in Africa asked me about developments in my field in the past year, and what I thought are the main challenges and exciting opportunities ahead. Read the interview here.
The call for papers for the Nordic Africa Days 2014 is out. It will take place on 26-27 September 2014 in Uppsala, Sweden. The keynote speakers at the event is Mo Ibrahim and yours sincerely. The topic is ‘Misbehaving States … Continue reading
This morning I addressed a key audience at The African Investigative Journalism Conference. Journalists are a key stakeholder in order hold producers and disseminators of data accountable. More generally, I think a lot of good could come out of training … Continue reading
I was supposed to give the opening statement at the UNECA meetings, but due to unfortunate circumstances it got cancelled last minute. The press release sent out by Cornell University Press is below. The planned program is here. Other individuals … Continue reading
Special Issue: Measuring Income, Wealth, Inequality, and Poverty in Sub Saharan Africa: Challenges, Issues, and Findings
The special issue in the Review of Income and Wealth on Measuring Income, Wealth, Inequality, and Poverty in Sub Saharan Africa is published. The issue collects some papers that were presented on the 2011 IARIW-SSA Conference on Measuring National Income, … Continue reading
My latest paper in the Canadian Journal of Development studies is a suggestion for how we can teach economics to interdisciplinary students in development studies. This is the abstract: What is the role of the economics discipline in teaching and … Continue reading
On April 11 I am speaking at the Institute for African Development at Cornell University, April 11, 2:30 PM. The seminar is in their series on “The Developmental State and the Delivery of Public Goods and Services in Africa” and … Continue reading