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Reviews of Poor Numbers

It takes a little while, about a year, between publication and when academic reviews start appearing. Andrew Jack at the Financial Times was early with a review of the book before it was published, and Bill Gates similarly asked for … Continue reading

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Reading lists for 2014

In Foreign Affairs, health Nicolas van de Walle picks his top three books on Africa in 2013. Poor Numbers is one of the them. For review of the the other books, there on the ANC and on corruption in Nigeria, … Continue reading

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Foreign Affairs reviews Poor Numbers

According to Nicolas van de Walle in Foreign Affairs Jerven demonstrates with devastating clarity that African governments produce imprecise economic statistics that should not be trusted. Read the full review here.

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