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African Development Economics Part 2: Continental Collaboration and The Keys to Domestic Success

“Isolating policies and factors that can create a successful economy within any given country is an inherently complex and nuanced problem that evades straightforward or cookie-cutter explanations”. Join ben, in his second article of a two-part series exploring African development economics, as he sets out to analyse several approaches that could contribute to economic success in Africa.

Good economics for hard times by Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo

“What is dangerous is not making mistakes, but to be so enamored of one’s point of view that one does not let facts get in the way. To make progress, we have to constantly go back to the facts, acknowledge our errors, and move on.” With this in mind, continue reading for this week’s book review on “Good Economics for Hard Times” by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo.

Nepal and the trouble with aid

In the wake of the recent earthquake, Nepal received a deluge of international aid. But does aid help developing economies or stifle them? Jesse Condie examines the evidence.