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© 1999

Crisis, Adjustment and Growth in Uganda

A Study of Adaptation in an African Economy

Book

Part of the Studies on the African Economies book series (SAES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Arne Bigsten, Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa
    Pages 1-6
  3. Arne Bigsten, Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa
    Pages 7-19
  4. Arne Bigsten, Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa
    Pages 20-31
  5. Arne Bigsten, Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa
    Pages 32-49
  6. Arne Bigsten, Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa
    Pages 50-105
  7. Arne Bigsten, Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa
    Pages 106-132
  8. Arne Bigsten, Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa
    Pages 133-143
  9. Arne Bigsten, Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa
    Pages 144-217
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 218-245

About this book

Introduction

Uganda in the 1970s and early 1980s was one of Africa's more tragic economic stories. Emerging from civil war, it had to embark on reform in the early to mid-1980s from a position of severe political weakness. In the study, the effects of economic policy at the aggregate level are discussed in detail, but 'snapshot' empirical analyses of responses at the household level, both urban and rural, are also presented. Uganda was for many years considered to be Africa's 'worst case'; its recent recovery thus provides hope for similar countries in the region.

Keywords

economic policy economy growth liberalization Poverty service stability

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Gothenburg UniversitySweden

About the authors

ARNE BIGSTEN is currently Professor of Development Economics, Gothenburg University and visiting researcher at the University of Nairobi and the University of Oxford. He has undertaken projects for the World Bank, United Nations, ILO, SIDA and the Swedish Ministry of Labour, researching income distribution and development growth, rural development, trade, aid, and economic policy, particularly in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Zambia. He is the author or editor of thirteen books and numerous articles in these areas. He is associate editor of the Journal of African Economies.

STEVE KAYIZZI-MUGERWA is an Associate Professor of Development Economics in the Department of Economics at Gothenburg University and a consultant for the World Bank and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. He is the author of over 20 articles and chapters to books on development issues in Africa.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Crisis, Adjustment and Growth in Uganda
  • Book Subtitle A Study of Adaptation in an African Economy
  • Authors Arne Bigsten
    Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa
  • Series Title Studies on the African Economies
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-15035-9
  • Copyright Information Centre for the Study of African Economies 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-76384-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-15037-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-15035-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 249
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Regional/Spatial Science
    Development Economics
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