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Africa: Why Economists Get it Wrong

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But Morten Jerven is more interested in exploding a different piece of conventional wisdom: whether Africa ever stopped growing at all. His short book rails against those who share his craft. He says there was no “chronic failure of growth” and that economists should stop looking for damning explanations for something that never happened. Instead, he wants us to think of African growth as cyclical or episodic rather than failed.

He reserves particular scorn for Paul Collier, the Oxford academic who popularised the idea of the “Bottom Billion” — the mass of poor people who live in low-growth societies. “The bottom line is that there is no ‘Bottom Billion’,” Jerven argues.


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