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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
Title remainder
why economists get it wrong
Statement of responsibility
Morten Jerven
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Author
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Reframes the debate about Africa's growth or lack thereof, challenging mainstream accounts of African economic history
  • For the first time in generations, Africa is spoken of these days with enthusiastic hope: no longer seen as a hopeless morass of poverty, the continent instead is described as "Africa Rising," a land of enormous economic potential that is just beginning to be tapped. With Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong, Morten Jerven offers a bracing corrective. Neither story, he shows, is accurate. In truth, most African economies have been growing rapidly since the 1990s--and, until a collapse in the '70s and '80s, they had been growing reliably for decades. Puncturing weak analysis that relies too much on those two lost decades, Jerven redraws our picture of Africa's past, present, and potential.--Publisher website
Cataloging source
DOS
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1978-
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Jerven, Morten
Dewey number
330.9/6
Illustrations
charts
Index
index present
LC call number
HC800
LC item number
.J45 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • International African Institute
  • Royal African Society
  • World Peace Foundation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Economic development
  • Economics
  • Afrika
Label
Africa : why economists get it wrong, Morten Jerven
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [140]-154) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Misunderstanding economic growth in Africa
  • Trapped in history?
  • African growth recurring
  • Africa's statistical tragedy?
Control code
ocn913881793
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781783601325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
charts
System control number
(OCoLC)913881793
Label
Africa : why economists get it wrong, Morten Jerven
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [140]-154) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Misunderstanding economic growth in Africa
  • Trapped in history?
  • African growth recurring
  • Africa's statistical tragedy?
Control code
ocn913881793
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781783601325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
charts
System control number
(OCoLC)913881793

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