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African Economies in Transition

The Changing Role of the State

  • Jo Ann Paulson

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Jo Ann Paulson
      Pages 1-7
  3. The State in Macroeconomic Reforms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Edgardo Barandiaran
      Pages 66-92
    3. David L. Bevan, Paul Collier
      Pages 93-168
    4. Paul Collier, Jan Willem Gunning
      Pages 169-192
    5. Paul Collier, Jan Willem Gunning
      Pages 193-226
  4. Public Enterprises and Privatisation

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 326-342

About this book


An authoritative assessment of the reform efforts in African economies during the 1980s and early 1990s. The focus is on the reform process in the socialist countries which began from a position of pervasive state intervention. The impact of the subsequent economic liberalization and the changing role of the state during the period of transition is the focus of this theoretical overview, with particular coverage of macroeconomic management and the privatization of state enterprises. A companion volume (0-333-71237-4) contains in-depth country studies. These books are the first in an important new series in association with the Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jo Ann Paulson
    • 1
  1. 1.Financial Sector Development DepartmentWorld BankUSA

About the editors

CHRISTOPHER ADAM Lecturer in Development Economics and Research Associate, Centre for Study of African Economies, University of Oxford EDGARDO BARANDIARAN Principal Economist, African Region, World Bank ELLIOT BERG Consultant in African Studies, Development Alternatives Inc. DAVID BEVAN Fellow of St John's College and member of Centre for Study of African Economies, University of Oxford JAN WILLEM GUNNING Professor Economics, Free University, Amsterdam

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