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

Morten Jerven

Abstract

How do we measure African economic performance? This question is fully explored through this pioneering study of how growth is measured in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia; many widely held beliefs about African economic performance are radically challenged. The book offers a reconsideration of economic growth in Africa from three points of view. First, the emphasis in studies of economic growth in Africa has been on average economic growth. The book shows that there has in fact been no lack of economic growth, and that, in particular, the gains made in the 1960s and 1970s have been negle ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199689910
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689910.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Morten Jerven, author
Associate Professor, School for International Studies, Simon Fraser University