Economic Reform and the Poor in Africa

Economic Reform and the Poor in Africa

by David E. Sahn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198290357

ISBN-13: 9780198290353

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book examines policy responses to the economic crises faced by most African countries in the 1980s, focusing on the contentious issue of whether the poor are hurt by economic policies designed to restore macroeconomic stability, reinvigorate markets, and rationalize resource allocation. The contributors to this volume employ empirical methods to separate the

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Overview

This book examines policy responses to the economic crises faced by most African countries in the 1980s, focusing on the contentious issue of whether the poor are hurt by economic policies designed to restore macroeconomic stability, reinvigorate markets, and rationalize resource allocation. The contributors to this volume employ empirical methods to separate the effects of the economic crises that induced countries to begin to adjust from the impact of the eoconomic reforms themselves. With these models, they examine the impact of specific policy reforms—under the broad headings of trade and exchange rate policy, fiscal poliocy, and agricultural sector policy—in specific country concepts. The countries covered are Cameroon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Tanzania, and Zaire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198290353
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.31(d)
Lexile:
1530L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
List of Tables
List of Figures
1Economic Reform and Poverty: An Overview3
2Rents and Exchange Rates: Redistribution through Trade Liberalization in Madagascar29
3Vulnerability to Price Shocks under Alternative Policies in Cameroon62
4Macroeconomic Policies and Household Welfare in Tanzania104
5Terms of Trade and the Real Exchange Rate in the CFA Zone: Implications for Income Distribution in Niger147
6Labor Market Consequences of Retrenchment for Civil Servants in Ghana185
7Life after Public Sector Job Loss in Guinea203
8Estimating Tax Incidence in Ghana using Household Data231
9Growth Linkages in Madagascar: Implications for Development Strategies254
10Sectoral Investment Priorities for Renewed Growth in Zaire277
11Perpetuating Poverty for Malawi's Smallholders: External Shocks and Policy Distortions311
12Market Liberalization and the Role of Food Aid in Mozambique339
13Do Cheap Imports Harm the Poor? Rural-Urban Tradeoffs in Guinea366
14More than just Peanuts (Groundnuts): Aid Flows and Policy Reform in The Gambia398
15Price Movements and Economic Reform in Ghana: Implications for Food Security436
Index475

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