Morten Jerven Morten Jerven

When A Poor Country Gets A Lot Richer

Planet Money, on National Public Radio spoke to me about Ghana, GDP revisions and statistics in Africa and summarized as:

People talk about GDP as if it means something solid, as if it’s a mathematically derived and agreed upon fact. But in conversations we’ve had in the last few weeks, we’ve become more convinced that GDP is a wobbly fact. It’s malleable, and it’s mushy.

Read more and listen to the podcast here.


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