Decolonizing Africa? The Economic History of Development
YSI Africa Convening 2017
Jun 8–9, 2017
The Young Scholars Initiative and the University of the Free State, SA, invite young scholars to attend the first YSI Africa conference.
Rethinking Economics and Economic History in Zimbabwe: Theory and Practice
Apr 22, 2017
Workshop of the YSI Africa Working Group
Tunisia in Turmoil: When Supply-Side Orthodoxy Meets an Angry Citizenry
May 23, 2016
Mass protests challenging the government to focus on job-creation rather than on market liberalization and trade deals may carry a cautionary message to Western policy makers, too.
Governance in Africa
Oct 29, 2015
A combination of leeway within the government and constitutional immunity during incumbency enables office holders to abuse their budget at will, which in turn creates a crisis of growth in Africa, relative to other parts of the world.
Gordian knot: A panoramic perspective on stemming illicit financial flows from Africa
Pushing this strand of research brings a certain feeling of trepidation. It comes from recognizing that by openly elaborating on how to catch or deter a criminal, you thereby confer an undue advantage on the criminal through forewarning.
Worldwide Revolutions: Is History Repeating Itself?
Apr 11, 2014 | 11:00—12:30
The Arab Spring is Genuine Revolution, But a Bumpy and Arduous Road Ahead
The Arab Spring has been a fundamental event in the Arab world and yet among Middle East scholars, there is great intellectual and analytical debate about the degree of political change or continuity that the Arab Spring had produced. As reverberations of the global economic crisis have continued and the international rules of the game have fundamentally remained unchanged, the demand on post-Arab Spring governments to change policy course is high.
The Arab revolutions: any new paths from here?
While successive waves of democratization over the last half century changed the political landscape in various regions of the world, the authoritarian regimes have maintained their hold on power in the Arab region.
Chartbook of Economic Inequality: 25 Countries 1911-2010
The purpose of this Chartbook is to present a summary of evidence about changes in economic inequality – primarily income, earnings, and wealth – for 25 countries covering a 100 year period from 1911 to 2010.