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Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong

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

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Africa by numbers: Keynote at Nordic Africa Days 2014

The Nordic Africa Days 2014 took place 26-27 September 2014 in Uppsala, Sweden. I gave the keynote lecture.

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Reflecting back, looking forwards: Interview with Democracy in Africa

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.

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Nordic Africa Days 2014

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

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The African Investigative Journalism Conference

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

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Opening Statement at UNECA meetings in Addis cancelled

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

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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

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Reading Economics

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

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A series of booktalks start at Cornell University, April 11, 2:30 PM.

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

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Book Launch at SFU, Harbour Center, April 19, 6PM

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