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African Successes, Volume III: Modernization and Development

Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil


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


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