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African Economies in Transition

Volume 2: The Reform Experience

  • 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 1-6
  3. Country Studies

  4. Agriculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Christopher B. Barrett, Michael R. Carter
      Pages 288-347
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 349-370

About this book


An authoritative assessment of the reform efforts in African economies during the 1980s and early 1990s, with the focus on economic liberalization in those socialist countries which began from a position of pervasive state intervention. A companion theoretical volume (0-333-66545-7) examines the changing role of the state during the period of transition. This volume examines the important debate on agricultural reforms in the period, and provides in-depth country studies of the transition economies, covering Congo, Madagascar, Tanzania and the impact of war on transition in Angola and Mozambique. These books are the first in an important new series in association with the Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford.


Agricultural Policy agriculture assessment economy Import investment liberalization manufacturing microeconomics political economy reforms socialism transition university

Editors and affiliations

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

About the editors

CHRISTOPHER B. BARRETT Lecturer in Agricultural Economics, Utah State University MICHAEL R. CARTER Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Wisconsin MICHAEL GAVIN Senior Economist, Research Department, Inter-American Development Bank STEPHEN JONES Food Studies Group, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford LUIZ A. PEREIRA DA SILVA Senior Economist, African Region, The World Bank ANDRÉS SOLIMANO Director of Argentina and Chile, Inter-American Development Bank ROBERT TIBANA University of Oxford; previously Lecturer, Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo DANIEL TOMMASI Economic consultant, Paris

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