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CAS appoint Professor Morten Jerven

We are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Morten Jerven, who will be joining the Centre of African Studies (CAS) at the University of Edinburgh in January 2018 as Chair in Africa and International Development

Professor Jerven will help enhance our research and teaching portfolios and play a leading role in the University’s major new interdisciplinary initiative, the Edinburgh Futures Institute.

Professor Jerven is an economic historian whose work has gained great prominence in policy circles, where he problematizes the quality of economic data and the role it plays in how we understand growth, development and progress in Africa. He has published widely, perhaps most notably Poor Numbers: How we are misled by African development statistics and what to do about it, and Africa: Why economists get it wrong.

Welcome Morten!

Morten