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The Problem with Guilds: They’re Monopolistic and Wasteful

The Problem with Guilds: They’re Monopolistic and Wasteful

ByByLipton MatthewsApr 27, 20229 min read

Economists have illuminated our understanding of guilds in medieval Europe, but we still know rather little about their functions in other parts of the world, especially Africa. In the…

Africa’s Freer Future?

Africa’s Freer Future?

ByByAlexander JelloianApr 22, 20225 min read

Last month’s publication of the Heritage Foundation’s annual 2022 Index of Economic Freedom made for hard reading for all those interested in Africa’s future prosperity. Unfortunately, the report found…

Like India in 1991, Is Africa on the Verge of Rapid Economic Growth?

Like India in 1991, Is Africa on the Verge of Rapid Economic Growth?

ByByJoshua BowdenApr 12, 20226 min read

Over the last three decades, India has experienced a miraculous economic transformation. Less than 40 years ago, nearly half of all Indians lived below the poverty line, and globally, the state…

How Can Cameroon Farmers Benefit From Globalization

How Can Cameroon Farmers Benefit From Globalization

ByByHenri KouamMar 28, 20227 min read

Introduction  Globalization is the word used to describe the growing interdependence of the world’s economies, cultures, and populations, brought about by cross-border trade in goods and services, technology, and…

Ensuring the Success of the AfCFTA – Issues for Urgent Consideration

Ensuring the Success of the AfCFTA – Issues for Urgent Consideration

ByByPatrick StephensonMar 23, 202216 min read

Highlights The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is estimated to generate USD 3.4 trillion in Gross Domestic Product, increase real incomes by 7 percent, increase trade by up to USD 70…