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Journal of African Economies

1992 - 2020

Current editor(s): Marcel Fafchamps

From Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE)
Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, UK.
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2020, volume 29, issue 2

Inflation Targeting and Monetary Policy in Ghana pp. 121-145 Downloads
Michael Bleaney, Atsuyoshi Morozumi and Zakari Mumuni
Trade Credit and Access to Finance: Evidence from Ethiopian Retailers† pp. 146-172 Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Mohammad Hoseini and Burak Uras
From Rural to Urban, but not Through Migration: Household Livelihood Responses to Urban Reclassification in Northern Ethiopia† pp. 173-191 Downloads
Tsega G Mezgebo and Catherine Porter
Valuing Urban Cultural Heritage in African Countries: A Contingent Valuation Study of Historic Buildings in Port Louis, Mauritius pp. 192-213 Downloads
Enrico Bertacchini and Riad Sultan

2020, volume 29, issue 1

The Distribution of Consumption Expenditure in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Inequality Among All Africans pp. 1-25 Downloads
La-Bhus Fah Jirasavetakul and Christoph Lakner
Sources of Financing and Firm Growth: Evidence from Ethiopia pp. 26-45 Downloads
Dereje Regasa, David Fielding and Helen Roberts
The Effect of Electricity Shortages on Firm Investment: Evidence from Ghana pp. 46-62 Downloads
Ama Abeberese
Poor Households’ Productive Investments of Cash Transfers: Quasi-experimental Evidence from Niger pp. 63-89 Downloads
Quentin Stoeffler, Bradford Mills and Patrick Premand
Food Security Measures in Sub-Saharan Africa. A Validation of the LSMS-ISA Scale† pp. 90-120 Downloads
Olivia Bertelli

2019, volume 28, issue Supplement_1

Preface pp. i1-i3 Downloads
Njuguna Ndung’uExecutive Director
Africa’s Energy Renewal: The Twin Challenges of Energy Deficit and Climate Change pp. i4-i15 Downloads
Amadou Sy, Witness Simbanegavi and Njuguna Ndung’u
Does Good Governance Matter more for Energy Investment? Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa pp. i16-i40 Downloads
Amadou Sy and Mariama Sow
Beyond the Grid: Engineering, Institutions and Finance pp. i41-i50 Downloads
Laurence Harris

2019, volume 28, issue 6

Preface pp. i1-i3 Downloads
Njuguna Ndung’uExecutive Director
Africa’s Energy Renewal: The Twin Challenges of Energy Deficit and Climate Change pp. i4-i15 Downloads
Amadou Sy, Witness Simbanegavi and Njuguna Ndung’u
Does Good Governance Matter more for Energy Investment? Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa pp. i16-i40 Downloads
Amadou Sy and Mariama Sow
Beyond the Grid: Engineering, Institutions and Finance pp. i41-i50 Downloads
Laurence Harris

2019, volume 28, issue 5

Job Flexibility and Occupational Selection in Ghana: An Application of Maximum Simulated Likelihood pp. 479-510 Downloads
Jonathan Lain
The Effect of the Free Primary Education Policy on School Enrolment and Relative Grade Attainment in Lesotho pp. 511-532 Downloads
Ramaele Moshoeshoe, Cally Ardington and Patrizio Piraino
Non-compliance and Non-response in Randomised School Meals Experiment: Evidence from Rural Senegal pp. 533-557 Downloads
Théophile T Azomahou, Abdoulaye Diagne and Fatoumata L Diallo
Unintended Labor Supply Effects of Cash Transfer Programs: New Evidence from South Africa’s Pension pp. 558-581 Downloads
Martin Abel

2019, volume 28, issue 4

Does the Presence of Foreign Firms Reduce Domestic Firms’ Financial Constraints in Sub-Saharan Africa? pp. 343-370 Downloads
Habtamu Edjigu and Nicholas Sim
What should we use as a measure of malaria infection risk? Implications from infant mortality during the Liberian Civil War pp. 371-407 Downloads
Yuya Kudo
The Devil is in the Detail: Growth, Inequality and Poverty Reduction in Africa in the Last Two Decades pp. 408-434 Downloads
Fabio Clementi, Michele Fabiani and Vasco Molini
Tied Labour, Savings and Rural Labour Market Wages: Evidence from a Framed Field Experiment pp. 435-454 Downloads
Aisha Nanyiti, Haki Pamuk and Erwin Bulte
Structural VARs and the Monetary Transmission Mechanism in Low-Income African Countries pp. 455-478 Downloads
Bin Grace Li, Christopher Adam, Andrew Berg, Peter Montiel and Stephen O’Connell

2019, volume 28, issue 3

The Monetary Transmission Mechanism in the Tropics: A Case Study Approach pp. 225-251 Downloads
Andrew Berg, Luisa Charry, Rafael Portillo and Jan Vlcek
The carrot and stick approach to debt relief: overcoming moral hazard pp. 252-276 Downloads
Marin Ferry
Teen Fertility and Female Employment Outcomes: Evidence from Madagascar pp. 277-303 Downloads
Catalina Herrera, David E Sahn and Kira M Villa
Inheritance Practices, Investment Incentives and Women’s Control Over Land in Rural Kenya pp. 304-322 Downloads
Benjamin Linkow
The Impact of School Feeding Programmes on Educational Outcomes: Evidence from Burkina Faso pp. 323-341 Downloads
Pouirkèta Rita Nikiema

2019, volume 28, issue 2

Imperfect Enforcement of a Tax Threshold: The Consequences on Efficiency pp. 119-146 Downloads
Jonathan Goyette
Land Tenure Insecurity as an Investment Incentive: The Case of Migrant Cocoa Farmers and Settlers in Ivory Coast pp. 147-175 Downloads
Catherine Bros, Alain Desdoigts and Hugues Kouadio
Ethnic Inclusiveness of the Central State Government and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa pp. 176-201 Downloads
Frédéric Gaspart and Pierre Pecher
Presidential term limits and fiscal policy in African countries pp. 202-224 Downloads
Thierry Yogo and Joseph Keneck Massil

2019, volume 28, issue 1

The Economic Effects of Genocide: Evidence from Rwanda pp. 1-17 Downloads
Roland Hodler
Consumption Discount Rates, Risk Aversion and Wealth in Low-Income Countries: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Rural Ethiopia pp. 18-38 Downloads
Mahmud Yesuf and Randall Bluffstone
Shaping Cash Transfer Impacts Through ‘Soft-Conditions’: Evidence from Lesotho pp. 39-69 Downloads
Noemi Pace, Silvio Daidone, Benjamin Davis and Luca Pellerano
The Size of the Border and Product Market Integration Between Lesotho and South Africa: A Production–Consumption Approach pp. 70-88 Downloads
Mamello A Nchake, Lawrence Edwards and Tresor N Kaya
Regional Integration and Informal Trade in Africa: Evidence from Benin’s Borders pp. 89-118 Downloads
Sami Bensassi, Joachim Jarreau and Cristina Mitaritonna

2018, volume 27, issue suppl_1

Preface pp. i1-i3 Downloads
Lemma W Senbet
The Illusive Quest for Structural Transformation in Africa: Will China Make a Difference? pp. i4-i14 Downloads
Alemayehu Geda, Lemma W Senbet and Witness Simbanegavi
China’s Rise and Opportunity for Structural Transformation in Africa pp. i15-i28 Downloads
Justin Yifu Lin
What Kinds of Chinese ‘Geese’ Are Flying to Africa? Evidence from Chinese Manufacturing Firms pp. i29-i51 Downloads
Deborah Brautigam, Tang Xiaoyang and Ying Xia
The Emerging Pattern of African Economic Engagement with China and the Rising South: Implications for Africa’s Structural Transformation pp. i52-i90 Downloads
Alemayehu Geda

2018, volume 27, issue 5

Treating Schools to a New Administration: Evidence of the Impact of Better Practices in the System-Level Administration of Schools pp. 515-537 Downloads
Martin Gustafsson and Stephen Taylor
Returns to Controlling a Neglected Tropical Disease: Schistosomiasis Control Programme and Education Outcomes in Nigeria pp. 538-557 Downloads
Francis Makamu, Mehtabul Azam and Harounan Kazianga
Make It or Break It? Assessing Credit Booms in Developing Countries†pp. 558-586 Downloads
Daniela Marchettini and Rodolfo Maino
Changing Saving and Investment Behaviour: The Impact of Financial Literacy Training and Reminders on Micro-businesses pp. 587-611 Downloads
Girum Abebe, Biruk Tekle and Yukichi Mano
Do Incentives Matter for the Diffusion of Financial Knowledge? Experimental Evidence from Uganda pp. 612-631 Downloads
John Sseruyange and Erwin Bulte

2018, volume 27, issue 4

Growth-enhancing Effect of Openness to Trade and Migrations: What is the Effective Transmission Channel for Africa? pp. 369-404 Downloads
Dramane Coulibaly, Blaise Gnimassoun and Valérie Mignon
The Demand for Reproductive Health Care pp. 405-429 Downloads
Gauthier Kashalala and Steven Koch
Do Cash Transfers Promote Food Security? The Case of the South African Child Support Grant pp. 430-456 Downloads
Giorgio d’Agostino, Margherita Scarlato and Silvia Napolitano
Microcredit and Food Security: Evidence from Rural Households in Uganda pp. 457-482 Downloads
Faith M Namayengo, Gerrit Antonides and Francesco Cecchi
Child Monetary Poverty and Multidimensional Deprivations: Why They Differ pp. 483-512 Downloads
Paola Ballón, John Cockburn, Sylvain Dessy and Setou Diarra
Microcredit and Food Security: Evidence from Rural Households in Uganda pp. 513-513 Downloads
Faith M Namayengo, Gerrit Antonides and Francesco Cecchi

2018, volume 27, issue 3

The Lion on the Move Towards the World Frontier: Catching Up or Remaining Stuck? pp. 251-273 Downloads
Tarek M Harchaoui and Murat Üngör
Convergence and Spillover Effects in Africa: A Spatial Panel Data Approach pp. 274-284 Downloads
Samba Diop
Does Mobile Money Affect Saving Behaviour? Evidence from a Developing Country pp. 285-320 Downloads
Serge Ky, Clovis Rugemintwari and Alain Sauviat
Funeral Insurance: An Inter-Generational Commitment Device? pp. 321-346 Downloads
Erlend Berg
Does Internal Migration Improve Overall Well-Being in Ethiopia? pp. 347-365 Downloads
Alan de Brauw, Valerie Mueller and Tassew Woldehanna
The Lion on the Move Towards the World Frontier: Catching Up or Remaining Stuck? pp. 366-366 Downloads
Tarek M Harchaouia and Murat Üngörb
Does Internal Migration Improve Overall Well-Being in Ethiopia? pp. 367-367 Downloads
Alan de Brauw, Valerie Mueller and Tassew Woldehanna

2018, volume 27, issue 2

Firm Survival and Change in Ghana, 2003–2013 pp. 149-171 Downloads
Elwyn Davies and Andrew Kerr
Poverty, Welfare and Income Distribution Implications of Reducing Trade Costs Through Deep Integration in Eastern and Southern Africa pp. 172-200 Downloads
Edward Balistreri, Maryla Maliszewska, Israel Osorio-Rodarte, David Tarr and Hidemichi Yonezawa
Gender Bias and the Intrahousehold Distribution of Resources: Evidence from African Nuclear Households in South Africa†pp. 201-226 Downloads
Olivier Bargain, Prudence Kwenda and Miracle Ntuli
The Effect of Female Education on Adolescent Fertility and Early Marriage: Evidence from Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education in Ghana pp. 227-248 Downloads
Emmanuel Adu Boahen and Chikako Yamauchi
Corrigendum: The Effect of Female Education on Adolescent Fertility and Early Marriage: Evidence from Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education in Ghana pp. 249-249 Downloads
Emmanuel Adu Boahen and Chikako Yamauchi

2018, volume 27, issue 1

Economic Structure, Growth, and Evolution of Inequality and Poverty in Africa: An Overview pp. 1-9 Downloads
Augustin Fosu
An African Growth Miracle? pp. 10-27 Downloads
Dani Rodrik
Agricultural Labour Productivity and Industrialisation: Lessons for Africa pp. 28-65 Downloads
Xinshen Diao, Margaret McMillan and Samuel Wangwe
Is the Structure of Growth Different in Sub-Saharan Africa? pp. 66-91 Downloads
Erik Thorbecke and Yusi Ouyang
The Recent Growth Resurgence in Africa and Poverty Reduction: The Context and Evidence pp. 92-107 Downloads
Augustin Fosu
Why Is Inequality High in Africa? pp. 108-126 Downloads
Abebe Abebe and Tiguene Nabassaga
Determinants of the Evolution of Inequality in Africa pp. 127-148 Downloads
Arne Bigsten
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