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“Wealth and Poverty of African States” Seminar in Cambridge 30 Jan

I just started my position as Chair of Africa and International Development at Edinburgh University, and my first trip out of town will suitably be to Cambridge, where my former thesis supervisor, Gareth Austin, recently have been appointed professor of … Continue reading

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Towards a new history of economic growth in Africa

Is it only me who thinks it is a bit strange that the most  read book on African economic growth, prostate the Bottom Billion, and focuses on explaining why African economies are stuck in chronic failure of growth – while … Continue reading

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