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The Economics Of Africa

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  • Aryeetey, Ernest
  • Devarajan, Shantayanan
  • Kanbur, Ravi
  • Kasekende, Louis

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This compendium of entries on the economics of Africa provides thematic and country perspectives by more than 100 leading economic analysts of Africa. The contributors include: the best of young 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 and past Chief Economists of the World Bank; African Central Bank Governors and Finance Ministers; and four recipients of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. Other than the requirement that the entry be analytical and not polemical, the contributors were given freedom to put forward their particular perspective on a topic. The entries are not therefore surveys of the literature. Rather, they constitute a picture of the concerns of modern economics as it is applied to African problems, as seen by the leading economists working on Africa.

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Paper provided by Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management in its series Working Papers with number 126537.

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Date of creation: 2011
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Handle: RePEc:ags:cudawp:126537

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Keywords: International Development; Political Economy;

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  1. World Bank, 2010. "World Development Report 2010 : Development and Climate Change," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 4387, January.
  2. Susmita Dasgupta & Benoit Laplante & David Wheeler & Brian Blankespoor, 2010. "The Economics of Adaptation to Extreme Weather Events in Developing Countries," Working Papers id:2509, eSocialSciences.
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