n finweek - Where are the US-trained African economists? - opinion

Volume 2019 Number 22
  • ISSN : 1812-4658


Every time that I visit a US university, I am struck by the absence of African students studying at the world’s leading economics departments. In November, I was a visiting scholar at the Becker Friedman Institute, a generous offer to interact with some of the leading thinkers of our time. I sat in workshops and had meetings with peers across different fields. One of the most memorable events was to listen to recent Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee discuss his latest book, Good Economics for Hard Times.

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