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The economy of Ghana : analytical perspectives on stability, growth & poverty

Author: Ernest Aryeetey; S M Ravi Kanbur
Publisher: Oxford : James Currey ; Accra, Ghana : Woeli Publishing Services, 2008.
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As Ghana enters its second half-century, there is a perception of the failure of the economic and political system. This book analyses the reasons for this failure and sets out an agenda as the basis of the course that the nations' policy makers have to steer if Ghana is to fulfil the promise of its independence in 1957.
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Economy of Ghana.
Oxford : James Currey ; Accra, Ghana : Woeli Publishing Services, 2008
(OCoLC)608075462
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Aryeetey; S M Ravi Kanbur
ISBN: 9781847010032 1847010032 9789988626822 9988626827
OCLC Number: 243545116
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: 424 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Ghana's Economy at Half Century : An Overview of Stability, Growth & Poverty / Ernest Aryeetey & Ravi Kanbur --
What drives change in Ghana? Ghana's economy at half-century : An Overview of Stability, Growth & Poverty / Ernest Aryeetey & Ravi Kanbur --
What drives change in Ghana? / Tony Killick --
Ghana's Post-Independence Economic Growth 1960-2000 / Augustin Fosu & Ernest Aryeetey --
Persistent Public Sector Deficits & Macroeconomic Instability in Ghana / Curtis E. Youngblood & David L. Franklin --
Effects of Exchange-Rate Volatility & Changes in Macroeconomic Fundamentals on Economic Growth in Ghana / Stephen Kyereme --
Ghana's Exchange-Rate Reform & Its Impact on Balance of Trade / Frank W. Agbola --
Export Performance & Investment Behaviour of Firms in Ghana / Susanna Wolf & Daniel Bruce Sarpong --
Household Savings in Ghana: Does Policy Matter? / Peter Quartey & Theresa Blankson --
Banking Competition & Efficiency in Ghana / Thierry Buchs & Johan Mathiesen --
Rural & Microfinance Regulation in Ghana : Implications for Development of the Industry / William F. Steel & David O. Andah --
Ghana census-based poverty map : District & Sub-District Level Results / Harold Coulombe --
Budget implementation & poverty reduction in Ghana / Anthony Tsekpo & Charles D. Jebuni --
Does inflation in Ghana hit the poor harder? / Andy McKay & Nii K. Sowa --
Understanding poverty in Ghana : risk & vulnerability / Kojo Appiah-Kubi, Abena Oduro & Bernadin Senadza --
Decentralization & povert reduction / Felix A. Asante & Joseph R.A. Ayee --
Technical efficiency in Ghanaian secondary education / Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong & Elizabeth N. Appiah --
Maternal literacy & numeracy skills & child health in Ghana / Niels-Hugo Blunch --
Health care provision & self-medication in Ghana / G.J.M. van den Boo N.N.N. Nsowah-Nuamah & G.B. Overbosch.
Responsibility: editors, Ernest Aryeetey & Ravi Kanbur.
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