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Introduction to the economics of West Africa

G. B. Ajayi

Introduction to the economics of West Africa

by G. B. Ajayi

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Published by Economic Research Bureau in Ibadan .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, West
    • Subjects:
    • Economics.,
    • Africa, West -- Economic conditions.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Statementby G. B. Ajayi and I. A. Alawiye.
      ContributionsAlawiye, I. A., 1936- joint author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC547.W5 A66
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv. ;
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4949092M
      LC Control Number76377124

        the far east. The West African Economy, just like the economies of the other sections of the under-developed world remained agricultural and traditional. This was the situation throughout the 19th century down to the 20th. Of the factors of production, land was the only one that seemed to be in abundance. It was. West Africa Books Showing of Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1) by. The primary fear is that they will bring back money earned overseas and will be in a position to recapture economic power and eventually the government.” ― Captain Hank Bracker, "Salty & Saucy Maine".

      positive e ects on African economic development. By a British academic was writing of an \Economic Revolution in British West Africa" unleashed by the colonial powers on backward Africa (McPhee, ). This consensus between left and right continues to the present, with Lenin being replaced by Birnberg and. West Africa is west of an imagined north-south axis lying close to 10° east longitude. The Atlantic Ocean forms the western and southern borders of the West African region. The northern border is the Sahara Desert, with the Ranishanu Bend generally considered the northernmost part of the region. The eastern border is less precise, with some placing it at the Benue Trough, and others on a line.

        I would recommend a book by Kingsley Chiedu Monghalu: Emerging Africa A rare and timely intervention from Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, on development in Africa. To many, Africa is the new frontier. As t.   West African economic growth rates have been insufficient in most countries to make significant reductions in poverty. Essentially, West Africa’s farmers and firms produce and trade in highly localized markets and do not achieve the sufficient economies of scale required to attract broad-based investment that could accelerate growth and reduce poverty.


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Introduction to the economics of West Africa by G. B. Ajayi Download PDF EPUB FB2

Hopkins's reflective Introduction is a masterful overview of how he has stimulated research and shaped debate ever since.' Paul Lovejoy, York University, Canada 'If something like a classic on the economic history of Africa exists, it is Hopkins’s volume on the economic history of West Africa published in Brand: Routledge.

Book Description. This pioneering and celebrated work was the first, and remains the standard, account of the economic history of the huge area conventionally known as West Africa.

The book ranges from prehistoric times to independence and covers the former French territories, as well as those colonised by the British. An Economic History of West Africa 1st Edition by A. Hopkins (Author) ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important.

ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book Cited by: 'An Economic History of West Africa asserts the centrality of the market in historical reconstruction, thereby exposing the crisis of adaptation to the ending of the Atlantic slave trade, the shift to primary commodity production, and the economic cycles that presaged European imperialism, conquest and the distorted development of colonialism.

This pioneering and celebrated work was the first, and remains the standard, account of the economic history of the huge area conventionally known as West Africa.

The book ranges from prehistoric times to independence and covers the former French territories, as well as those colonised by the by: This book is the first work to offer a comprehensive account of the economic history of the huge area conventionally known as West Africa, including the former French territories as well as those colonised by the British.

West Africa:an introduction to its history, Introduction to the economics of West Africa book and contem-porary situation / Eugene L. Mendonsa. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 1. Africa, West--Civilization.

Africa, West--History. Africa, West--Politics and governmentWest--Economic con-ditions I. Title. DTM46 This introductory book covers West Africa's history, social organization, and contemporary setting.

It analyzes the many present-day problems facing West Africans such as the lack of development, dependency on economic relations with wealthy countries, poor governance, interference by the military in civilian affairs, corruption, and the lack of functioning democratic governments.

In book: Economics Study Material, pp Introduction. The location is Liberia, West Africa, beginning ina year after the election that marked the end of almost a decade. Specifically, after reviewing the evolution of the literature, it asks how far colonial interventions, and African responses during the colonial period, altered or accelerated pre-existing patterns or paths of economic change in the continent, paths defined by Africans’ technical and institutional responses to the constraints and opportunities of their resource endowments, in the.

The first presents a comprehensive economic analysis of West Africa, focusing on key macroeconomic variables, including growth, inflation, employment, fiscal position, and external debt. The second analyzes the interplay between regional integration and structural transformation, with a view of how the former can effectively lead to the latter.

It deals with patterns of production, trade and consumption in West Africa before the slave trade, the consequences of the slave trade, and the switch to trading in staple crops after the abolition of slave trading. Description: This is the standard account of the economic history of the vast area conventionally known as West Africa.

Ranging from prehistoric time to independence it covers the. Buy An Introduction to West African Economics by Henry Wilson Ord, I Livingstone online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 2 editions - starting at $ Shop now. Excerpt For the purposes of this book, West Africa can be said to be that part of Africa which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean in the west and south, by the Sahara desert in the north, and in the east by a line corresponding approximately to the present eastern boundary of the British colony of Nigeria.

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Changing attitudes to Africa In MayWest African leaders under the chairmanship of President Yakubu Gowon of Nigeria met in Lagos to create a sub-regional economic and political organization which became known as ECOWAS.

As the names suggests, this body was meant to serve as a catalyst to fast economic and monetary cooperation among the 15 states in West Africa such. This website hosts a textbook aimed at West African students taking West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) History Paper 1, “West Africa and the Wider World from Earliest Times to ”.

This free resource covers all the current syllabus, as well as including two chapters ( Women, Gender and Political Authority; The book provides a detailed analysis of the causes of West Africa’s current economic high-growth episode and proposes ways to extend it sustainably.

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A comprehensive introduction to economics, which demystifies the subject and also serves as a reference work for economists. The book covers all the material usually prescribed for introductory courses and lays a solid foundation for intermediate and advanced studies in economics/5(1).This pioneering and celebrated work was the first, and remains the standard, account of the economic history of the huge area conventionally known as West Africa.

The book ranges from prehistoric times to independence and covers the former French territories, as well as those colonised by the British.PR EFACE Most West African countries are very small, not only in population, but also in terms of economic three countries (Nigeria, Ghana, and Côte d'Ivoire) have populations over 10 million; the others have national products equal to that of .