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The Resource Africa : why economists get it wrong, Morten Jerven

Africa : why economists get it wrong, Morten Jerven

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Africa : why economists get it wrong
Title
Africa
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why economists get it wrong
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Morten Jerven
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eng
Summary
Not so long ago, Africa was being described as the hopeless continent. Recently, though, talk has turned to Africa rising, with enthusiastic voices exclaiming the potential for economic growth across many of its countries. What, then, is the truth behind Africa's growth, or lack of it? In this provocative book, Morten Jerven fundamentally reframes the debate, challenging mainstream accounts of African economic history. Whilst for the past two decades experts have focused on explaining why there has been a 'chronic failure of growth' in Africa, Jerven shows that most African economies have been growing at a rapid pace since the mid nineties. In addition, African economies grew rapidly in the fifties, the sixties, and even into the seventies. Thus, African states were dismissed as incapable of development based largely on observations made during the 1980s and early 1990s. The result has been misguided analysis, and few practical lessons learned. This is an essential account of the real impact economic growth has had on Africa, and what it means for the continent's future.--
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1978-
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Jerven, Morten
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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  • International African Institute
  • Royal African Society
  • World Peace Foundation
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African arguments
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  • Economic development
  • Economics
  • Africa
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Africa : why economists get it wrong, Morten Jerven
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-154) and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Misunderstanding economic growth in Africa -- 3. Trapped in history? -- 4. African growth recurring -- 5. Africa's statistical tragedy? -- 6. Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17719069
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781783601332
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)913881793
Label
Africa : why economists get it wrong, Morten Jerven
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-154) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Misunderstanding economic growth in Africa -- 3. Trapped in history? -- 4. African growth recurring -- 5. Africa's statistical tragedy? -- 6. Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17719069
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781783601332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)913881793

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