The winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics experiment on the poor, but their research doesn't solve poverty.
A story is told that a few years after independence in 1964, Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s first
It is worth revisiting economic historian Morten Jerven's book "Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong" (2015), a refreshing contribution to the debate about development scholarship on Africa.
The short answer: The UK doesn’t have the same influence on the continent that it did decades ago. And Brexit will be further proof of that.
This past week, the IMF, in their quarterly magazine Finance and Development, published an essay with
Where did UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, get the idea Nigeria and Afghanistan were the most corrupt countries worldwide and the UK was squeaky clean?
Reading maps, the interventionist state and another $15 billion missing from Nigeria's government.
It’s May Day today, but we still have some work to do. To the coalface we go.
This week we’re all about Naija. (BTW, the title will make sense by the end of
And this week we’ll spend sometime talking about them. First up, however, we’ve got some nice
Recently Ihsaan Bassier, a graduate student in economics at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in
(1) The World Bank effectively has a monopoly in the market for measuring poverty. Almost everyone