Why is Africa poor?
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson

We have now posted several blogs on Sierra Leone. The economic and political problems we have highlighted are not peculiar to Sierra Leone; they are pervasive in Africa and are at the root of its poverty. Though we’ll soon return to this topic, here is a paper that discusses the causes of African poverty from this perspective.

Article originally appeared on Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson (http://whynationsfail.com/).
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