Why Economists Get It Wrong
Distributed for Zed Books
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.
1. Misunderstanding economic growth in Africa
2. Trapped in history?
3. African growth recurring
4. Africa's statistical tragedy?