Simon Fraser University &
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
B.Sc. (Budapest), M.Sc., Ph.D. (LSE)
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 [read more]
- Ruling the world by numbers: knowledge and politics in international development
- Discussing ‘Poor Numbers’ with Bill Easterly
- How the IMF does (or doesn’t) check the quality of statistics from low income countries
- Public Talk: Africa: Why Economists Get it Wrong @GrinnellCollege March 2, 4 pm ARH 302
- Want a fully funded PhD and work with me @Noragric & @UniNMBU on the politics of numbers?
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Tweet You can follow the facebook chat here. The chat formally launches the paper: ‘Development By Numbers: A primer‘ (short version here) and we will of course also touch upon issues discussed in my books on the subject. See you … Continue reading
TweetIn “Big Questions for Big Data and what it can do for African Economic Development” I wrote about some of the basic knowledge problems that remain in development statistics, and concluded that, as of yet, Big Data does not seem … Continue reading
TweetThe 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
TweetMy 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
TweetThe Nordic Africa Days 2014 took place 26-27 September 2014 in Uppsala, Sweden. I gave the keynote lecture.
TweetDemocracy 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.
TweetThe 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
TweetThis 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
TweetI 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
TweetThe 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