The impact of the investment climate on foreign direct investment in Africa

Written By: Parfait Bihkongnyuy Beri
Date: 2022-03-27      Views: 1444

Economic literature widely appreciates the crucial role of foreign direct investment (FDI) in economic development, particularly in low-income developing countries. Its benefits cut across creating employment opportunities, technology spillovers...

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The haunted and the haunting: reproducing Ghana’s historical injustices during the Covid-19 pandemic

Written By: Festival Godwin Boateng, Samuel Ametepey, & Savior Kusi
Date: 2022-02-25      Views: 1787

Much has been written about how inequalities in access to decent and secure jobs, and adequate serviced housing undermined Ghana’s attempt to leverage lockdowns to contain the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Much l...

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How Ghana paid for its inequality sins during Covid-19 lockdowns

Written By: Festival Godwin Boateng, Samuel Ametepey, & Savior Kusi
Date: 2022-01-27      Views: 7164

It turns out that when you systematically marginalise people, you will have a hard time eliciting their cooperation in containing pandemics. Such evidently was the state of affairs in many African countries where the historically, spatially, economically and socially marginalised Read More

Putting economic growth at the service of human development in Djibouti

Written By: Omar Ahmed Omar
Date: 2021-12-23      Views: 3860

The year 2020 was marked by an unprecedented crisis that has weakened countries around the world in terms of health, economic and social issues. As many papers in the African Review of Econom...

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We must not ignore human capital formation in the migration for development discourse

Written By: Omololá S Olárìndé
Date: 2021-12-10      Views: 1153

The migration for development discourse has come full circle, from the concerns for skill depletion at origin countries to fresh perspectives on how mobility enhances skill gains in Bloom and Stark’s semi...

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The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing

Written By: Franklin Obeng-Odoom
Date: 2021-11-28      Views: 2933

Economics is caught in multiple crises. Economists seem to know more and more about what is less and less important and less and less about what is more and more important.  The price of everything is known, but less is known about the value of things. Consider the debates on pricing theo...

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Why we need to start measuring quality of work and how to do it

Written By: Odile Mackett
Date: 2021-08-16      Views: 1371

Global inequality has become more pressing in recent decades as social unrest has become ever prevalent and writers on the subject more vocal. The predominant focus of the inequality ...

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COVID-19: Dying for Sustainability?

Written By: Franklin Obeng-Odoom
Date: 2020-06-29      Views: 2592

The current pandemic might temporarily slow down environmentally destructive economic growth. However, claiming that we are dying for sustainability is dangerous. The global sustainability crisis is not just driven by uneconomic growth but also increasing global inequality and social strat...

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