The Rise of Education in Africa

Education is the key to greater prosperity. This chapter investigates the importance of education in allowing workers to become more specialised, which in turn increases our ability to produce more and better...
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Colonialism and development in Africa

Leander Heldring and James Robinson

In this paper we evaluate the impact of colonialism on development in Sub-Saharan Africa. In the world context, colonialism had very heterogeneous effects, operating through many mechanisms, sometimes encouraging development sometimes retarding...
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