SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

GDAI Webinar #6 - Between Afro-Pessimism and Naive Optimism-a Bias for Hope in Policy MakingBetween Afro-Pessimism and Naive Optimism-a Bias for Hope in Policy Making

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John Sender and Christopher Cramer

Date: 26 November 2020Time: 3:00 PM

Finishes: 26 November 2020Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Webinar

John Sender and Christopher Cramer will discuss their new book, written with Arkebe Oqubay, on African Economic Development. The air that policy officials breathe is thick with conventional wisdoms that need to be questioned, and with reflexes of pessimism or over-optimistic fantasies about the prospects for economic development, improving welfare, and structural change. The authors will present some of the main arguments underpinning a more realistic way of thinking about economic change, emphasising their 'bias for hope'. They will also highlight - more than most books on economic development - the huge significance of poor data.

Speakers: John Sender and Christopher Cramer

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You can download the book 'African Economic Development: evidence, theory, policy' by C. Cramer, J. Sender, A. Oqubay for FREE here.

Contact email: am131@soas.ac.uk