Geography, demography, and economic growth in Africa.

  title={Geography, demography, and economic growth in Africa.},
  author={David E Bloom and Jeffrey D. Sachs},
  journal={Brookings papers on economic activity},
This paper presents the effects of climate, topography, and natural ecology on public health, nutrition, demographics, technological diffusion, international trade and other determinants of economic development in Africa. The goal of this paper is to emphasize the need for intensified research on the issues at the intersection of ecology and human society. Geography was given emphasis because of three reasons: the minimal gain from another recitation of the damage caused by statism… CONTINUE READING
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