Studies on the African Economies Series

Investment and Risk in Africa

Editors: Collier, Paul, Pattillo, Catherine (Eds.)

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This book brings together academics in the fields of economics, political science, and law, with business practitioners in the fields of risk assessment and portfolio management. Their contributions are sequenced to tell a story. Africa is perceived as being a highly risky continent. As a result, investment is discouraged. These risks are partly exaggerated. However, to the extent that they reflect genuine problems, they are capable of being mitigated by insurance and reduced by political restraints such as central banks, investment charters, and international agreements.

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CHRISTOPHER ADAM Lecturer, Oxford University DAVID AILOLA Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan ANTONY AYLWARD Economist, International Finance Corporation DAVID BEVAN Lecturer, Oxford University JOE DEMBY Regent Fund Management, London CLAUDE ERB First Chicago NBD Investment Management Company KAREN FERREE Doctoral Student, Harvard University JAN WILLEM GUNNEN Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies NADEEM UL HAQUE Adviser, Research Department, International Monetary Fund CAMPBELL HARVEY Professor, Duke University AFIKAR HUSSAIN Economist, Research Department, Bank of Uganda FREDERICK JASPERSEN Economist, International Finance Corporation RAVI KANBUR Lee Professor of Development, Cornell University LOUIS KASAKENDE Executive Director, Research Department, Bank of Uganda DAVID KNOX former Vice President of the World Bank MALCOLM MACPHERSON Fellow, Harvard Institute for International Development NELSON MARK Professor of Economics, Ohio State University DONALD MATHIESON Division Chief, Research Department, International Monetary Fund STEPHEN O'CONNELL Professor of Economics, Swarthmore College LEMMA SENBET William E. Meyer Professor of Finance, University of Maryland SMITA SINGH Doctoral Student, Harvard University DAVID STASAVAGE Research Officer, Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University TADAS VISKANTA First Chicago Bank NBD Investment Management Company MARK WARNER Assistant Director, Center for International and Comparative Law, University of Baltimore School of Law GERALD WEST Multilateral Investment Guarantee Corporation JENNIFER WIDNER Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Investment and Risk in Africa

    Pages 3-30

    Collier, Paul (et al.)

  • Rating Africa: The Economic and Political Content of Risk Indicators

    Pages 33-70

    Haque, Nadeem Ul (et al.)

  • Risk and Private Investment: Africa Compared with Other Developing Areas

    Pages 71-95

    Jaspersen, Frederick Z. (et al.)

  • Risk, Financial Constraints and Equipment Investment in Ghana: A Firm-level Analysis

    Pages 96-121

    Pattillo, Catherine

  • The Risk and Expected Returns of African Equity Investment

    Pages 122-150

    Erb, Claude B. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Investment and Risk in Africa
Editors
  • Paul Collier
  • Catherine Pattillo
Series Title
Studies on the African Economies Series
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-15068-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-15068-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 388
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