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Journal of African Economies 25th Anniversary

In celebration of the Journal of African Economies ' 25th Anniversary, the Editor-in-Chief has selected ten key papers published in the journal in the last 25 years. Click the titles below to revisit some of the best of the journal for free until 31 December 2016.


Credit constraints in manufacturing enterprises in Africa

Arne Bigsten, Paul Collier, Stefan Dercon, Marcel Fafchamps, Bernard Gauthier, Jan Willem Gunning, Abena Oduro, Remco Oostendorp, Cathy Patillo, Måns Söderbom, Francis Teal and Albert Zeufack

(2003) 12 (1): 104-125


Sources of slow growth in African economies

Jeffrey D. Sachs and Andrew M. Warner

(1997) 6 (3): 335-376


Why are there so many civil wars in Africa? Understanding and preventing violent conflict

E Elbadawi and N Sambanis (2000) 9 (3): 244-269


Initial conditions, social capital and growth in Africa

Jonathan Temple

(1998) 7 (3): 309-347


Risk, poverty and vulnerability in Africa

Stefan Dercon (December 2005) 14 (4): 483-488


Aid 'dependency': a critique

Paul Collier (1999) 8 (4): 528-545


Apartheid's enduring legacy: Inequalities in education

Servaas van der Berg (2007) 16 (5): 849-880


Networks, Communities and Markets in Subā€Saharan Africa: Implications for Firm Growth and Investment


Marcel Fafchamps

(2001) 10 (suppl 2): 109-142


Macroeconomic shocks and trade flows within Sub-Saharan Africa: implications for optimum currency arrangements

Tamim Bayoumi and Jonathan D. Ostry

(1997) 6 (3): 412-444


Growth of African economies: productivity, policy syndromes and the importance of institutions


Augustin Kwasi Fosu

(2013) 22 (4): 523-551


*Bonus paper*

Foundational work from 2015 Nobel Prize Winner Angus Deaton's paper, featured in the first issue of JAE:

Saving and income smoothing in Cote d'Ivoire

Angus Deaton

(1992) 1 (1): 1-24

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