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Why did economists spend two decades explaining something that never happened ?

For the past two decades, mainstream economists who study African economic growth have been trying to explain something that never happened. Economists have focused almost exclusively on one question: Why has economic growth failed in Africa? You can read the … 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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