SIID are pleased to welcome Morten Jerven, Associate Professor at NMBU Norway, for our 2016 Annual Lecture ‘Africa by numbers: Knowledge & Governance’.

Morten has published widely on African economic development, and particularly on patterns of economic growth and on economic development statistics. His books are based on research in Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Botswana. An economic historian, with a PhD from the London School of Economics, from 2009 he worked at the School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada before being appointed as Associate Professor in Global Change and International Relations at Noragrica at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) in 2014. His  first book Poor Numbers: How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to Do about It was published in 2013 by Cornell University Press and his  latest, Economic Growth and Measurement Reconsidered in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia, 1965-1995, by Oxford University Press in 2014.

The lecture takes place on Thu 7 April 2016 at St Mary’s Church Bramall Lane, Sheffield. Full abstract and timings for the event can be found on our events page.


2016 SIID Annual Lecture flyer