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Special Issue: Measuring Income, Wealth, Inequality, and Poverty in Sub Saharan Africa: Challenges, Issues, and Findings

The special issue in the Review of Income and Wealth on Measuring Income, Wealth, Inequality, and Poverty in Sub Saharan Africa is published. The issue collects some papers that were presented on the 2011 IARIW-SSA Conference on Measuring National Income, Wealth, Poverty, and Inequality in African Countries, Cape Town, South Africa, Sept. 28 – Oct. 1, 2011.

It was on that conference I first presented the paper that among other things discussed the GDP revision in Ghana. It was the GDP revision in Ghana, and the evidence I presented in the paper on base years and GDP revisions in Africa more generally, that prompted Shanta Deverajan to declare Africa’s Statistical Tragedy. My paper is here.

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