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An economic history of Ghana

An Economic History Of Ghana: Reflections on a Half-Century of Challenges & Progress

Foreword Wole Soyinka
Editor Ivor Agyeman-Duah



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ISBN: 978-0-9555079-8-4 | 304 pages | Weight: 0.62kg | Hardback | Published 2008 | Rights: World

Categories: African | Black Interest | History | Economics | Culture | Politics | International |


This is one of the best books reflecting on Ghana's half-a-century of often tumultuous transformation. Ivor Agyeman-Duah has gathered together a group of scholars, educators and government, business and civil society leaders to debate the trajectory of Ghana's economic history. Their views centre on three fundamental themes: structures and institutions in a postcolonial economy, the role of public policy, stimulus and innovation.

A timely volume as Ghana celebrated its 50th Anniversary of Independence in 2007 under President Kufuor's 2-terms of eight-years of relatively peaceful democratic rule. Contributors include: Jeffrey D. Sachs, Anthony Akoto-Osei., Richard Anane, Joyce Aryee, Ellen Bortei-Doku Aryeetey, Ernest Aryeetey, Moses Asaga, Ken Ofori-Atta, Gareth Austin, Annan Arkyin Cato, Mary Chinery-Hesse, T. Oteng-Gyasi, E. Gyimah-Boadi, Dirk-Jan Omtzigt, D.K. Osei, Isaac Osei, Nii Moi Thompson and Charles Wereko-Brobbey, et al.

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About  the Editor

Ivor Agyeman-Duah, author of six books on Ghanaian culture, politics and literature is the founder of the Centre for Intellectual Renewal in Ghana. He recently reissued a biography of President J.A. Kufuor entitled Between Faith and History (Ayebia Clarke 2006).

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