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Africa, economics and development

When: Friday, 23 August 2019 - Friday, 23 August 2019
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Senate Room, 2nd floor, Solomon Mahlangu House
Start time:17:30

Rechelle Tsunke on 011 717-1193 or at 

Professor Manoel Bittencourt from the School of Economics and Business Sciences at Wits presents his inaugural lecture.

In this lecture, Bittencourt will talk about African contemporaneous development. He will also talk about the role of pre-colonial institutions, and the slave trade, and the scramble for Africa, and also about the colonial institutions themselves. To understand African contemporaneous development - and ultimately to influence policy - we must have African historical development in mind. For that, new datasets, new methods and modern economics can really help. He will show how the literature on African economic development has evolved since the 1990s and how his teaching and research take the latest scientific developments into account.

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