Economic Reform and the Poor in Africa

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorDavid E. Sahn

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Economic Reform and the Poor in Africa examines policy responses to the economic crises faced by most African countries in the 1980s, focusing on the contentious issue of whether the poor are hurt by economic policies designed to restore allocation. The contributors use empirical models toseparate the effects of the economic crises that caused countries to begin adjusting, from the impact of the economic reforms themselves. With these models, they examine the impact of specific policy reforms- under the broad headings of trade and exchange rate policy, fiscal policy, andagricultural sector policy - in spefic country concepts . The countries covered are Cameroon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Tanzania, and Zaire.

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Economic Reform and the Poor in Africa examines policy responses to the economic crises faced by most African countries in the 1980s, focusing on the contentious issue of whether the poor are hurt by economic policies designed to restore allocation. The contributors use empirical models toseparate the effects of the economic crises tha...

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Has economic reform hurt the poor in Africa? There is little disagreement that most African countries faced an economic crisis in the 1980s, characterized by worsening budget and balance-of-payment deficits, stagnant growth, and slow improvement in general indicators. Far less consensus exists, however, on the appropriateness and effec...

David E. Sahn is a Professor of Economics at Cornell University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:504 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.3 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198290357

ISBN - 13:9780198290353

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"An outstanding piece of work from both methodological and policy points of view....Highly recommended to researchers and policy makers, as well as students of development economics."--Choice
..."an excellent narrative."--International affairs Review