Ep76. A conversation with Grieve Chelwa on how economics has an Africa problem

We start this week’s newswrap celebrating Kenyan marathoners, highlighting recent arts and culture pieces in OkayAfrica, talking about elections in Mozambique, protests in Guinea, and this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics winners.

This week’s guest is economist Grieve Chelwa (@gchelwa), a senior lecturer at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. Prior to his appointment at UCT, Dr. Chelwa was a post-doctoral fellow with Harvard University’s Center for African Studies (@AfricaHarvard), the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (@SaiparZambia), and the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (@WitsWiSER) at the University of the Witwatersrand. In addition to his scholarly work, he is a contributing editor to Africa Is A Country (@africasacountry). We talk about economics (including what it means to be a development economist), research and collaboration, the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, and more. Our conversation begins at 14:27.


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