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African economic development : evidence, theory, policy

Author: Christopher Cramer, (Professor of political economy); John Sender; Arkebe Oqubay
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Unevenness and inequalities form a central fact of African economic experiences. This book challenges conventional wisdoms about economic performance and possible policies for economic development in African countries, using the striking variation in economic performance as a starting point. 'African Economic Development: Evidence, Theory, and Policy' highlights not only difference between countries, but also  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Cramer, (Professor of political economy); John Sender; Arkebe Oqubay
ISBN: 9780198832331 0198832338
OCLC Number: 1180204146
Description: xiv, 319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One: Introduction and Context1: Introduction: A Fresh Outlook on Evidence, Analysis, and Policy for Economic Development in Africa2: Uneven, Brutal, and Contradictory Economic Development in Africa3: Varieties of Common SensePart Two: Strategies of Economic Development4: Investment, Wage Goods, and Industrial Policy5: The Trade Imperative6: Unbalanced DevelopmentPart Three: Poverty, Labour, and Agricultural Productivity7: Wage Employment in Africa8: Working Out the Solution to Rural Poverty9: Technical Change and Agricultural ProductivityPart Four: Towards Possibilism in Policy Making10: High Yielding Variety Policies in Africa11: References
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Arguing against both 'African pessimism' and the naive optimism of 'Africa rising', this innovative book makes the case for 'possibilism'. This is not just another economics textbook on Africa: it is Read more...

 
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