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Economic Growth and Measurement Reconsidered in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia, 1965-1995$
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Morten Jerven

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199689910

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689910.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Economic Growth and Measurement Reconsidered in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia, 1965-1995
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Morten Jerven

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689910.003.0001

Economic growth in Africa is reconsidered from three points of view. First, the study of economic growth in Africa has focused on average growth, but the book will show that there has in fact been no failure of economic growth. In particular, the gains made in the 1960s and 1970s have been neglected. Second, it is emphasized that for many countries the decline in economic growth in the 1980s has been overstated and the improvement in economic growth in the 1990s overstated. Third, there is no clear link between economic growth and orthodox economic policies. This goes counter to the mainstream interpretation, suggesting that the importance of economic policies has been overstated, and the importance of external economic conditions understated, in the dominant explanation of African economic performance.

Keywords:   economic growth, Africa, statistics, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, economic development, GDP, national income accounting

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