Sunday, August 31, 2008

Africa and development economics

I particularly like the second map, which rather sums up the state of things.

I should be reading Chris Blattman's blog more regularly.

There is a stark and brutal reality to development economics, particularly in Africa, that just does not inhere any other part of economics. Put differently, many parts of economics are a lot like working at a think tank in DC or in the research department of a bank. Development economics is more like working in the emergency room.