The Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics: Volume 1: Context and Concepts

ISBN : 9780198819707

Celestin Monga; Justin Yifu Lin
864 ページ
171 x 246 mm
Oxford Handbooks

In collecting some of the most authoritative statements about the science of economics and its concepts in the African context, this lhandbook (the first of two volumes) opens up the diverse acuity of commentary on exciting topics, and in the process challenges and stimulates the quest for knowledge. Wide-ranging in its scope, themes, language, and approaches, this volume explores, examines, and assesses economic thinking on Africa, and Africa's contribution to the discipline. The editors bring a set of powerful resources to this endeavor, most notably a team of internationally-renowned economists whose diverse viewpoints are complemented by the perspectives of philosophers, political scientists, and anthropologists.


Celestin Monga and Justin Yifu Lin: Introduction: Africa, the Next Intellectual Frontier; Part I: Concepts; 1 Fabien Eboussi Boulaga: Prolegomena to Economics as an African Science: A Philosophical Meditation; 2 Kathleen Beegle, Calogero Carletto, Benjamin Davis, and Alberto Zezza: Households and Income in Africa; 3 Catherine Guirkinger and Jean-Philippe Platteau: Transformation of African Farm-cum-Family Structures; 4 Ragui Assaad and Caroline Krafft: The Economics of Marriage in North Africa: A Unifying Theoretical Framework; 5 Christopher Malikane: The Theory of the Firm in the African Context; 6 Jane I. Guyer: Markets and Urban Provisioning; 7 Alan Gelb, Christian J. Meyer, and Vijaya Ramachandran: Development as Diffusion: Manufacturing Productivity and Africa's Missing Middle; 8 Stephen Golub and Faraz Hayat: Employment, Unemployment, and Underemployment in Africa; 9 Mthuli Ncube: Inclusive Growth in Africa; 10 Abebe Shimeles: Poverty: Shifting Fortunes and New Perspectives; 11 Arne Bigsten: Dimensions of African Inequality; 12 Richard Joseph: Inclusive Growth and Developmental Governance: The Next African Frontiers; 13 Melissa A. Thomas: Economics and the Study of Corruption in Africa; 14 Francois Bourguignon: Thoughts on Development: The African Experience; 15 Hippolyte Fofack: The Idea of Economic Development: Views from Africa; Part II: Methodological Issues; 16 Celestin Monga: Principles of Economics: African Challenges; 17 Felwine Sarr: Economics and Culture in Africa; 18 Laura Camfield: The Economics of Non-Cognitive Skills; 19 Andrew Berg, Shu-Chun S. Yang, and Luis-Felipe Zanna: Modeling African Economies: A DSGE Approach; 20 Morten Jerven: Measuring Economic Progress in the African Context; 21 Patrick Guillaumont: Measuring Structural Economic Vulnerability in Africa; 22 Celestin Monga: Measuring Democracy: An Economic Approach; 23 Olumide Taiwo and Julius A. Agbor: Measurement and Analysis of Competitiveness; Part III: Historical Trajectories and Economic Landscape; 24 Paul Collier: Africa's New Economic Opportunities; 25 Christopher Cramer and Ha-Joon Chang: Tigers or Tiger Prawns? The African Growth 'Tragedy' and 'Renaissance' in Perspective; 26 Warren C. Whatley: The Economic Legacies of the African Slave Trades; 27 Gareth Austin: The Economics of Colonialism in Africa; 28 Olu Ajakaije and Afeikhena Jerome: Public-Private Interface for Inclusive Development in Africa; 29 Ibrahim Ahmed Elbadawi and Nadir Abdellatif Mohammed: Natural Resources in Africa: Precious Boon or Precious Bane?; 30 Xubei Luo: Volatility and Vulnerability; 31 Maria E. (Mila) Freire, Somik Lall, and Danny Leipziger: Africa's Urbanization: Challenges and Opportunities; 32 Tomonori Sudo: Environmental and Climate Change Issues in Africa; 33 Ahmadou Aly Mbaye and Nancy Benjamin: Informality, Growth and Development in Africa; 34 Scott D. Taylor: Capitalism and African Business Cultures; Part IV: The Economics of Political Transformation; 35 Takaaki Masaki and Nicolas van de Walle: The Impact of Democracy on Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1982-2012; 36 Raj M. Desai, Anders Olofsgard, and Tarik M. Yousef: The Economics of Authoritarianism in North Africa; 37 Mustapha Kamel Nabli and Hakim Ben Hammouda: The Potential Economic Dividends of North African Revolutions; 38 Anke Hoeffler: The Economics of Violent Conflict and War in Africa; 39 Juliet Elu and Gregory Price: The Causes and Consequences of Terrorism in Africa; 40 Mustapha Kamel Nabli and Hakim Ben Hammouda: The Political Economy of the New Arab Awakening; 41 Roger B. Myerson: Democratic Decentralization and Economic Development; 42 Nadareh Chamlou: The Economics of Happiness and Anger in North Africa


Celestin Monga is Vice-President and Chief Economist of the African Development Bank Group. He previously served as Managing Director at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Senior Economic Adviser-Director at the World Bank. He is also a Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and Peking University. Dr. Monga has published extensively on various dimensions of economic and political development. His books have been translated into several languages and are widely used as teaching tools in academic institutions around the world. His most recent works include Beating the Odds: Jump-Starting Developing Countries (Princeton University Press, 2017), with Justin Yifu Lin; and Nihilism and Negritude: Ways of Living in Africa (Harvard University Press, 2016). Dr. Monga holds graduate degrees from MIT, Harvard University, the Universities of Paris and Pau.; Justin Yifu Lin is Councillor of the State Council and Professor and Honorary Dean of the National School of Development at Peking University. He was the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank, 2008-2012. Prior to this, Professor Lin served for 15 years as Founding Director and Professor of the China Centre for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University. He is a member of the Standing Committee, Chinese People's Political Consultation Conference, and Vice Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. He is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for Developing World.