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Joseph E.Stiglitz

Joseph E.Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel Laureate in Economics, is a professor at Columbia University. His latest book: “The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future”, is a top selling publication.

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While the rest of the world obsesses over Europe’s economic travails, America’s political paralysis, and the growth slowdown in China and other emerging markets, there remains a region – Sub-Saharan Africa – where poverty is almost the rule, not the exception.

Can Africa Break Its Resource Curse?

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 11:59 Published in Commentary

New discoveries of natural resources in several African countries – including Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, and Mozambique – raise an important question: Will these windfalls be a blessing that bring prosperity and hope, or a political and economic curse, as has been the case in so many countries?