The Oxford Companion to the Economics of Africa by Ernest AryeeteyThe Oxford Companion to the Economics of Africa by Ernest Aryeetey

The Oxford Companion to the Economics of Africa

EditorErnest Aryeetey, Shantayanan Devarajan, Ravi Kanbur

Paperback | February 16, 2014

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Africa is a diverse continent. But is there a pattern to the diversity? Are there commonalities across the countries? And what does economics tell us about the diversity and the commonalities? The Oxford Companion to the Economics of Africa is a definitive and comprehensive account of the key issues and topics affecting Africa's ability to grow and develop. It includes 53 thematic and 48 country perspectives by a veritable who's who of more than 100 leading economic analysts of Africa.The contributors include: bright new African researchers based in Africa; renowned academics from the top Universities in Africa, Europe and North America; present and past Chief Economists of the African Development Bank; present and past Chief Economists for Africa of the World Bank; present andpast Chief Economists of the World Bank; African Central Bank governors and finance ministers; and four Nobel Laureates in Economics.
Prior to his appointment as Vice Chancellor Ernest Aryeetey was a Senior Fellow and Director of the Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. He was earlier Director of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana from 2003-2010. His research focuses on the...
Title:The Oxford Companion to the Economics of AfricaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:688 pagesPublished:February 16, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198705433

ISBN - 13:9780198705437


Table of Contents

PrefaceEntries by SubjectThematic PerspectivesCountry PerspectivesDirectory of ContributorsOverviewThematic PerspectivesAfrican Development ProspectsAgricultureAidConflict and ReconstructionEmploymentEnvironmentGlobalizationGovernance and Political EconomyHuman and Social DevelopmentIndustry, Investment, and infrastructureMacroeconomics and FinanceNatural ResourcesCountry Perspectives

Editorial Reviews

"Impressive as an encyclopedia, it has contributions from 100 people, including four Nobel Laureates with interest in Africa, as well as chief economists of multilateral organisations, finance ministers, governers of central banks and academics in leading universities." --Daily Graphic