The Oxford Companion to the Economics of Africa

Paperback | February 16, 2014

EditorErnest Aryeetey, Shantayanan Devarajan, Ravi Kanbur

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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.

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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 abilit...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:688 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 16, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198705433

ISBN - 13:9780198705437

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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

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"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