Meditating on "Slow Growth in Africa" - New Evidence or Just Ol' Stuff?
This abstract will be reformatted upon submission. You don't need to format for line-breaks here!!!!! This will be a new paragraph but you can't indent - sorry. Now remember the good old days of cards. Punched holes in The Journal of Economic Perspectives (Summer, 1999: 3-114) published a collection of symposium papers on “Slow Growth in Africa”. Clearly the collection added volume to Africa’s literature on the subject. However, the different opinions the papers expressed did little to enhance current understanding of Africa’s economic performance, mainly because the papers paint very different pictures of the same object. This short statement meditates on those papers. First, it summarizes the main conclusions of each paper. Second, it comments broadly on those papers as it seeks to understand if there is new evidence on economic performance in Africa or just ol’ stuff. Finally, it sketches one possible way for further research.
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