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African Successes, Volume IV: Sustainable Growth

Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil


This is Volume IV of a four volume set reporting on research on Africa funded by the Gates Foundation. Volume I is focused on conditions that make growth possible; Volume II deals with human development; and Volume III discusses ways in which modernization has come to sub-Saharan Africa, including banking, mobile phones, and dimensions of the export sector. Volume IV examines whether recent African growth rates will prove sustainable. This volume offers three different ways to address this general question. First, five of our research teams look at the details of African agriculture, ranging f ... More

Keywords: Africa, economic development, agricultural productivity, green revolution, foreign aid, governance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226315553
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226315690.001.0001


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 Agriculture

2 Agriculture, Roads, and Economic Development in Uganda

Douglas Gollin and Richard Rogerson

3 The Sahel’s Silent Maize Revolution

Jeremy Foltz, Ursula Aldana, and Paul Laris

4 Contract Farming and Agricultural Productivity in Western Kenya

Lorenzo Casaburi, Michael Kremer, and Sendhil Mullainathan

6 International and Intranational Market Segmentation and Integration in West Africa

Jenny C. Aker, Michael W. Klein, and Stephen A. O’Connell

II Country Studies

8 Mauritius

Jeffrey Frankel

9 Indirect Rule and State Weakness in Africa

Daron Acemoglu, Isaías N. Chaves, Philip Osafo-Kwaako, and James A. Robinson