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Advertising on the Internet  

Simon P. Anderson

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
This article describes the recent developments in online advertising and provides a mostly theory-oriented survey on advertising on the Internet. Social networking is marked by a (one-sided) positive ... More

Africa’s Demographic Transition and Economic Prospects  

Jeffrey D. Sachs

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Jul 2015
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Sep 2014
Sub-Saharan Africa’s opportunity to escape from poverty is real and opportune, but the delayed demographic transition to low mortality and low fertility poses a serious risk. Without a ... More

Africa’s Evolving Economic Policy Frameworks  

Célestin Monga and Justin Yifu Lin

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Jul 2015
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Jan 2015
This introductory chapter of the second volume of the Handbook discusses Africa’s changing economic policy and institutional frameworks, and presents the ways forward. It starts with a ... More

Africa’s New Economic Opportunities  

Paul Collier

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Jul 2015
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Sep 2014
This article explores Africa’s new economic opportunities, paying particular attention to two economic prospects that are better than at any time since Africa gained independence. More ... More

Africa’s Quiet Revolution  

Margaret McMillan and Kenneth Harttgen

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Jul 2015
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Dec 2014
This chapter examines Africa’s structural transformation, from its prolonged period of weak economic growth since the 1970s to the period of stronger growth over the past decade. It first ... More

Africa’s Urbanization: Challenges and Opportunities  

M. Freire, S. Lall, and D. Leipziger

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Jul 2015
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Apr 2015
This chapter examines Africa’s urbanization and the challenges and opportunities it presents, with emphasis on what it will take to make African cities efficient, sustainable, and ... More

Africa, the Next Intellectual Frontier  

Célestin Monga and Justin Yifu Lin

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Jul 2015
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Jan 2015
This introductory chapter presents the objectives of this volume and discusses the challenges of producing relevant knowledge. It starts with an exploration of the reasons why Africa has ... More

African Debt and Debt Relief  

Mark R. Thomas and Marcelo M. Giugale

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Jul 2015
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Nov 2014
African economies did not accumulate serious debt until the 1980s, when unprecedented export credits and development lending combined with slowing exports to send debt ratios climbing. ... More

African Development Banks: Lessons for Development Economics  

Ernest Aryeetey

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Jul 2015
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Nov 2014
This chapter examines the role of Development Banks (DBs) as national and regional financial institutions that provide medium- to long-term capital for investment in various sectors of the ... More

The African Enigma: The Mystery of Tall African Adults Despite Low National Incomes Revisited  

Alexander Moradi and Kalle Hirvonen

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May 2016
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Oct 2015
African adult populations are remarkably tall for the low income levels that prevail at the country level. The average African woman is about 158.5 cm tall, whereas the low gross domestic ... More

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