Comparative Development Experiences of Sub-Saharan Africa and East Asia: An Institutional Approach

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Machiko Nissanke, Ernest Aryeetey
Ashgate, 2003 - Business & Economics - 471 pages
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This comprehensive book focuses on the prevailing conditions in Asia and Africa under various macroeconomic and sectoral themes in order to provide in depth explanations for the divergent development experiences of the two regions. Seeking to go further than the simple comparison of policies, the book carefully examines the institutional context for policy implementation within which growth and development have proceeded in the regions.

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Comparative Development Experiences in Sub
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SubSaharan Africa and East Asia
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Macroeconomic Performance in SubSaharan Africa in a Comparative
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MACHIKO NISSANKE is Professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK. She previously worked at Birkbeck College, University College London and the University of Oxford, and was also Research Fellow of Nuffield College and the Overseas Development Institute. She has published numerous books and journal articles in financial and international economics, and has served many international organizations as advisor and co-ordinator of research programmes.
ERIK THORBECKE is the H.E. Babcock Professor of Economics Emeritus, Graduate School Professor and former Director of the Program on Comparative Economic Development at Cornell University, USA. He has published extensively in the areas of economic and agricultural development, the measurement and analysis of poverty and malnutrition, the Social Accounting Matrix and general equilibrium modelling, and international economics. The Foster-Greer-Thorbecke poverty measure has been adopted almost universally by international organizations and researchers doing empirical work on poverty.

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