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Opening Statement at UNECA meetings in Addis cancelled

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

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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

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Reading Economics

TweetMy 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.

TweetOn April 11 I am speaking at the Institute for African Development at Cornell University, here April 11, discount 2:30 PM. The seminar is in their series on “The Developmental State and the Delivery of Public Goods and Services in … Continue reading

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

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For French and German readers…

Tweetread about «Statistische Tragödie» in the Swiss daily «Neue Zürcher Zeitung» and you can find out why I am qouted as saying “Ces données sont créées et non pas collectées” in an interview with Jeune Afrique.

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Opinion piece for the CNN: Many African economies are currently much richer than we think.

TweetI start out by saying; “What do we know about poverty, purchase income and growth in sub-Saharan Africa? The answer is: much less than we like to think.” Read more.

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Africa counts the cost of miscalculations

TweetThe Financial Times reviews my book. Read the review written by Andrew Jack here. According to the Financial Times: “Poor Numbers is an important contribution to the subject… …The book, check while technical, sovaldi is notable for its application of … Continue reading

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