Tag Archives: International

Nigeria’s foreign trade policy

From a BusinessDay Nigeria column: [O]ur trade policy has remained very inconsistent many years after independence. Recent reforms – particularly the NEEDS – have however tried to considerably minimize the unpredictability of the trade policy regime by establishing a schedule to fully adopt the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) common external tariff (CET)… Read More »

What is the current state of the culture in development debate?

Our hunch is that its place [culture in development] has already shifted since we wrote Seeing Culture Everywhere. On the one hand, there is China and David Brooks. On the other, there is a new trend in “development thinking” around the World Bank and elsewhere (like Narayan. Pritchett and Kapoor’s Moving out of Poverty and Jessica… Read More »

William Easterly on development economics

It is ‘the study of how to get rich without knowing how’. What must we do to end world poverty? At last, an answer: OK, that’s too good to be true. There has been a search for sixty years for the right answer. Now most economists confess ignorance how to raise the rate of economic growth… Read More »

Loomnie Friday Link Love 31

1. Is economics as a subject of study still attractive? 2. Is there a role for industrial policy in the developing world? 3. A collection of links to articles on What’s Wrong with Macroeconomics? 4. Financial crisis in Africa? Dr. Okonjo Iweala of the World Bank presents an analysis 5. Joseph Stiglitz on GDP fetishism… Read More »

Update to the Blog

I have just added a roll of the allafrica.com feed on trade news to the blog. It is directly below Recent Comments, at the right hand side. I am also currently reading the book The Least Developed Countries and World Trade, a Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) publication. The study was prepared by Stefan de… Read More »