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African Successes, Volume III
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African Successes, Volume III: Modernization and Development

Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil

Abstract

This is Volume III of a four volume set that reports on progress with economic, political, and social development in Africa over recent decades. Volume I deals with the essential issues of social stability and other prerequisites for growth. Volume II covers health, gender, and education, all of which are of first-order importance if people are to benefit from and contribute to economic development. Volume III focuses on specific issues of modernization and three key sectors or types of economic activity: finance, mobile phones, and exports. The papers in Volume III contain some firm-level ana ... More

Keywords: Africa economic development finance banking microfinance mobile phones exports textiles

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226315720
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226315867.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sebastian Edwards, editor
University of California, Los Angeles

Simon Johnson, editor
MIT Sloan School of Management

David N. Weil, editor
Brown University

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Front Matter

Series Introduction

Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil

Volume Introduction

Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil

I Finance and Capital Allocation

1 Resolving the African Financial Development Gap

Franklin Allen, Elena Carletti, Robert Cull, Jun Qian, Lemma Senbet, and Patricio Valenzuela

2 Challenges in Banking the Rural Poor

Pascaline Dupas, Sarah Green, Anthony Keats, and Jonathan Robinson

3 The Financial Sector in Burundi

Janvier D. Nkurunziza, Léonce Ndikumana, and Prime Nyamoya

5 Misallocation, Property Rights, and Access to Finance

Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan and Bent E. Sørensen

II Mobile Phones

6 New Cellular Networks in Malawi

Dimitris Batzilis, Taryn Dinkelman, Emily Oster, Rebecca Thornton, and Deric Zanera

7 Mobile Banking

Isaac Mbiti and David N. Weil

III International Trade

8 African Export Successes

William Easterly and Ariell Reshef

9 AGOA Rules

Lawrence Edwards and Robert Z. Lawrence