From the PublisherA recent book The Real Economy of Zaire by Janet MacGaffey, estimates that including the second economy in calculations boosts the size of Zaire's economy threefold ... Western economists are tempted to tinker with the parallel economy, to gradually bring it within the bounds of the official one. This could be a sadly misguided effort, garroting one of the few things that really works in Africa. - Howard Schisel in INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE ... compelling descriptive analysis ... clearly central to the study of African economies ... an intriguing insight into the complex relationships between the moribund official economy and the dynamic real economy which typifies much of the continent. - Christopher Adam in JOURNAL OF AFRICAN ECONOMIES ...satisfies one's underfed curiosity about Zaire, treats a subject worthy of a great deal more attention and is rich in anecdote ... readable and informative. - Gregroy Kronsten in DEVELOPMENT POLICY REVIEW Dirige par l'un des meilleurs specialistes du Zaire ...Par sa rigueur methodologique, il s'impose comme terme des etudes de reference sur le sujet. REVUE FRANCAISE DE SCIENCE POLITIQUE
Examines the nature of informal trade and smuggling in Zaire.
- University of Pennsylvania Press
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