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Journal of African Economies

1992 - 2023

Current editor(s): Francis Teal

From Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE)
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2023, volume 32, articles Supplement_2

Preface pp. ii1-ii2 Downloads
Njuguna Ndung'u
The Labour Market Impact of COVID-19 Lockdowns: Evidence from Ghana pp. ii10-ii33 Downloads
Simone Schotte, Michael Danquah, Robert Darko Osei and Kunal Sen
The Nexus between Poverty, Inequality and Growth: A Case Study of Cameroon and Kenya pp. ii113-ii146 Downloads
Boniface Ngah Epo, Francis Menjo Baye, Germano Mwabu, Martin N Etyang and Paul M Gachanja
The Growth–Employment–Poverty Nexus in Africa pp. ii147-ii163 Downloads
Gary S Fields
Progress on Poverty in Africa: The Importance of Growth and Inequality pp. ii164-ii182 Downloads
Augustin Fosu
Alleviating Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Role of Inclusive Business Models pp. ii183-ii201 Downloads
Bernadette Dia and Alban A E Ahouré
Are Budget Neutral Income Floors Fiscally Viable in Sub-Saharan Africa? pp. ii202-ii227 Downloads
Nora Lustig, Jon Jellema and Valentina Martinez Pabon
Structural Change and Inequality in Africa pp. ii228-ii245 Downloads
Hanan Morsy, Abebe Abebe and Tiguene Nabassaga
Does the Poverty Level Minimum Basket Adequately Inform the Scope of Governments' Poverty Reduction Strategies? pp. ii246-ii272 Downloads
Rose W Ngugi, Boaz O Munga, Phares P Kirii and Eldah N Onsomu
Informality and Inequality: The African Case pp. ii273-ii295 Downloads
Anda David, Yoro Diallo and Björn Nilsson
Income Inequality and Redistribution in Sub-Saharan Africa pp. ii296-ii319 Downloads
Miguel Niño-Zarazúa, Francesca Scaturro, Vanesa Jordá and Finn Tarp
Poverty, Inequality and Social Protection Programs in Africa: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic pp. ii3-ii9 Downloads
Dianah Ngui, Njuguna Ndung'u and Abebe Abebe
Typology Construction for Comparative Country Case Study Analysis of Patterns of Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa pp. ii320-ii338 Downloads
Paul Shaffer
What Can Africa Learn from a Better Understanding of the Interaction among Growth, Inequality and Poverty in the Fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic? pp. ii34-ii43 Downloads
Erik Thorbecke
Revisiting Poverty Trends and the Role of Social Protection Systems in Africa during the COVID-19 Pandemic pp. ii44-ii68 Downloads
Kibrom A Abay, Nishant Yonzan, Sikandra Kurdi and Kibrom Tafere
Poverty Reduction through Growth, Redistribution and Social Inclusion in Times of COVID-19: Kenyan Evidence on the Underlying Mechanisms pp. ii69-ii80 Downloads
Germano Mwabu
The Interrelationships Among Growth, Inequality and Poverty in Africa pp. ii81-ii86 Downloads
Erik Thorbecke
Is Africa on Track to Ending Poverty by 2030? pp. ii87-ii98 Downloads
Ismael Fofana, Margaret Chitiga and Ramos Emmanuel Mabugu
Intergenerational Mobility and the Growth–Inequality–Poverty Nexus in Africa pp. ii99-ii112 Downloads
Christian H Ebeke

2023, volume 32, articles 3

Structural Change, Productivity Growth and Labour Market Turbulence in Sub-Saharan Africa pp. 175-208 Downloads
Emmanuel Mensah, Solomon Owusu, Neil Foster-McGregor and Adam Szirmai
The Economic Impact of the Pandemic in Rwanda: An Analysis of Firm-Level VAT Data pp. 209-236 Downloads
Giulia Mascagni and Adrienne Lees
The Role of Skills and Gender Norms in Sector Switches: Experimental Evidence from a Job Training Program in Nigeria pp. 237-268 Downloads
Kevin Croke, Markus Goldstein and Alaka Holla
Multidimensional Impact Evaluation: The Impact of the Women’s Income Generating Support Program in Northern Uganda pp. 269-295 Downloads
Bilal Malaeb and Eustace Uzor
Short- and Medium-term Impacts of Employability Training: Evidence from a Randomised Field Experiment in Rwanda pp. 296-328 Downloads
Annie Alcid, Erwin Bulte, Robert Lensink, Aussi Sayinzoga and Mark Treurniet

2023, volume 32, articles 2

What Explains the Firm Size Distribution in Sub-Saharan Africa and Why Does It Matter? pp. 111-117 Downloads
Francis Teal
Firm Size, Employment and Value Added in African Manufacturing Firms: Why Ghana Needs Its 1% pp. 118-136 Downloads
Francis Teal
Firm Size Distribution in African Manufacturing Firms: Revisiting the ‘Missing Middle’ pp. 137-150 Downloads
Kahsay G Tsaedu, Zhihong Chen and Hana W Azmete
Who Is Employed? Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa on Redefining Employment pp. 151-174 Downloads
Isis Gaddis, Gbemisola Oseni, Amparo Palacios-Lopez and Janneke Pieters

2022, volume 32, articles 1

Partisanship in a Young Democracy: Evidence from Ghana (Reducing or Reinforcing In-Group Preferences? An Experiment on Information and Ethnic Voting) pp. 1-25 Downloads
Alexander Stoecker
Fiscal Responses to Foreign Aid: Does the Permanence of Aid Matter? (The Fiscal Management of Permanent and Temporary Foreign Aid: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa) pp. 26-51 Downloads
Loujaina Abdelwahed
The Imperium of the Colonial Tongue? Evidence on Language Policy Preferences in Zambia (Artificial States) pp. 52-80 Downloads
Rajesh Ramachandran and Christopher Rauh
Can Urbanisation Improve Household Welfare? Evidence From Ethiopia (Nightlight Intensity and Women’s Body Weight: Evidence From Nigeria) pp. 81-109 Downloads
Kibrom A Abay, Luca Tiberti, Andinet Woldemichael, Tsega G Mezgebo and Meron Endale

2022, volume 31, articles Supplement_1

The Old Tale of the Manufacturing Sector in Africa: The Story Should Change (The Economic Transformation Database (ETD): Content, Sources, and Methods) pp. i3-i9 Downloads
Njuguna Ndung'u, Abebe Abebe and Dianah Ngui
Dutch Disease and the Public Sector: How Natural Resources Can Undermine Competitiveness in Africa (Kuwait Employment Policy: Its Formulation, Implications, and Challenges) pp. i10-i32 Downloads
James Cust, Shantayanan Devarajan and Pierre Mandon
African Competitiveness and the Business Environment: Does Manufacturing Still Have a Role to Play? (The Choice Between Market Failures and Corruption) pp. i33-i58 Downloads
Ernest Aryeetey and Priscilla Twumasi Baffour
Currency Shocks and Firm Behaviour in Ethiopia and Uganda (Importing and Firm Productivity in Ethiopian Manufacturing) pp. i59-i82 Downloads
Tewodros M Gebrewolde, Michael Koelle, Pramila Krishnan and Andualem T Mengistu

2022, volume 31, articles 5

Ethnicity, Banking and Local Economic Development: Evidence from Ethiopia (Diversity and State-Building in Ethiopia) pp. 409-440 Downloads
Dereje Regasa, David Fielding and Helen Roberts
Cash Transfers, Negative Rainfall Shocks and Child Welfare in Ethiopia (Adverse Effects of Early Life Extreme Precipitation Shocks on Short-Term Health and Adulthood Welfare Outcomes) pp. 441-466 Downloads
Kaleab Haile
Child Labour and the Arrival of Refugees: Evidence from Tanzania† (The effect of refugee inflows on host communities: evidence from Tanzania) pp. 467-486 Downloads
Chiara Kofol and Maryam Naghsh Nejad
Bombs and Babies: Exposure to Terrorism and Fertility Choices in Nigeria (Introducing ACLED-Armed Conflict Location and Event Data) pp. 487-510 Downloads
Valentina Rotondi and Michele Rocca

2022, volume 31, articles 4

Income Distribution and the Potential of Redistributive Systems in Africa: A Decomposition Approach (What Do We Learn About Tax Reform From International Comparisons? France and Britain) pp. 293-328 Downloads
Olivier Bargain, H Xavier Jara, Prudence Kwenda and Miracle Ntuli
Path Dependence in Disability (Multiple Inference and Gender Differences in the Effects of Early Intervention: A Reevaluation of the Abecedarian, Perry Preschool, and Early Training Projects) pp. 329-354 Downloads
Neha Agarwal, Hans-Peter Kohler and Subha Mani
Community Participation and the Quality of Rural Infrastructure in Ethiopia (Impacts of the Productive Safety Net Program in Ethiopia on Livestock and Tree Holdings of Rural Households) pp. 355-383 Downloads
Zemzem Shigute
Measuring Trade Cost Reductions Through a New Bridge in Mozambique: Who Benefits From Transport Infrastructure? (Who’s Getting Globalized? The Size and Implications of Intra-national Trade Costs) pp. 384-408 Downloads
Wouter Zant

2022, volume 31, articles 3

Challenges in Changing Social Norms: Evidence from Interventions Targeting Child Marriage in Ethiopia (On the Failure of the Bootstrap for Matching Estimators) pp. 183-210 Downloads
Vinci Chow and Eva Vivalt
International Child Sponsorship Improves School Performance: Evidence from Goma (DRC) (Ending Learning Poverty: What Will It Take?’ Technical report) pp. 211-250 Downloads
Domenico Rossignoli, Sara Balestri, Simona Beretta and Mario Maggioni
Does Experiencing International Research Collaboration Permanently Affect the Impact of Scientific Production? Evidence from Africa (Research Collaboration and Productivity: Is There Correlation?) pp. 251-271 Downloads
Seyed Reza Mirnezami and Catherine Beaudry
Price Transmission in Conflict-Affected States: Evidence from Cereal Markets of Somalia (Information from Markets Near and Far: Mobile Phones and Agricultural Markets in Niger) pp. 272-291 Downloads
Justin V Hastings, Sarah G Phillips, David Ubilava and Andrey Vasnev

2022, volume 31, articles 2

Editor’s Note: Polarisation and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa pp. 123-123 Downloads
Francis Teal
Are We Really Painting the Devil on the Walls? Polarization and its Drivers in Sub-Saharan Africa in the Past Two Decades (Poverty in Mozambique: New Evidence from Recent Household Surveys) pp. 124-146 Downloads
Fabio Clementi, Michele Fabiani, Vasco Molini and Rocco Zizzamia
Polarisation and Poverty Reduction in Africa: The Devil Is in the Choice of Equivalence Relation (Exactly how has income inequality changed? Patterns of distributional change in core societies) pp. 147-175 Downloads
Fraser C Partridge
Response to ‘Polarization and Poverty Reduction in Africa: The Devil Is in the Choice of Equivalence Relation’ (On Analyzing the World Distribution of Income) pp. 176-179 Downloads
Fabio Clementi, Michele Fabiani, Vasco Molini and Francesco Schettino
Response to ‘Are We Really Painting the Devil on the Walls? Polarization and Its Drivers in Sub-Saharan Africa in the Last Two Decades’ by Fabio Clementi, Michele Fabiani, Vasco Molini and Rocco Zazzamia (All That Glitters Is Not Gold: Polarization Amid Poverty Reduction in Ghana) pp. 180-182 Downloads
Francis Teal

2022, volume 31, articles 1

Investment Motives in Africa: What Does the Meta-Analytic Review Tell? (Confucius Institutes and FDI Flows from China to Africa) pp. 1-52 Downloads
Amar Anwar, Ichiro Iwasaki and Utz Dornberger
Natural Resources, International Commodity Prices and Economic Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa (1990–2019) (Commodity-Price Comovement and Global Economic Activity) pp. 53-74 Downloads
Ben Katoka and Jörg Michael Dostal
Optimal Public Investment in Resource-Rich Low-Income Countries (Infrastructure Investment and Maintenance Expenditure: Optimal Allocation Rules in a Growing Economy) pp. 75-93 Downloads
Aliya Algozhina
Trade Tax Evasion and the Tax Rate: Evidence from Transaction-level Trade Data (Income tax evasion: A theoretical analysis) pp. 94-122 Downloads
Andualem T Mengistu, Kiflu G Molla and Giulia Mascagni
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