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  • Event

    Africa: New Opportunities, Old Impediments

    The 2014 Harold Wincott memorial lecture was given by Professor Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford, on Wednesday 8th October 2014 at Local Government House, London SW1. The title of his lecture was: "Africa: New Opportunities, Old Impediments".

    8 October 2014

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    The Ebola Crisis: What can economists do?

    6 Oct 2014

  • Blog post

    Assessing the economic effects of Ebola

    The outbreak of Ebola has highlighted the need for economists to assess the impact of the crisis. Very tentative findings by researchers at the International Growth Centre have flagged up warning signs on jobs, sales and the state of food markets In the midst of a severe health emergency such as the outbreak of Ebola that has struck the West African nations of Guinea,...

    26 Sep 2014 | Phil Thornton

  • Blog post

    Ebola hits Liberia’s economy hard

    With over 400 deaths in Liberia and more than 1,000 across West Africa, the Ebola epidemic has been the deadliest in history and has spread fear and panic across the region but, beyond the health crisis, Ebola has hit Liberia’s economy hard

    15 Aug 2014 | Patrick Hettinger

  • Country


    Since February 2013, IGC Liberia has been providing and applying frontier economic research to the central questions in Liberian policymaking.

    4 Aug 2014

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Follow-up: Preparing for the ECOWAS CET: Options for Liberia (Working Paper)

    5 Jun 2014 | Jaime de Melo, Anne Laski, Armela Mancellari

  • Project

    Building trust in a reformed security sector: A field experiment in Liberia

    A firm appreciation of the rule of law lays the basis for peace and economic growth. This trust is demonstrated in the relationship police and government security forces have with the communities they are meant to serve. This project evaluated the effectiveness of new “confidence patrols” carried out by the Liberia National Police (LNP) that aimed to develop the...

    1 May 2014 | Danielle Jung, Robert Blair, Benjamin Morse, Sabrina Karim

  • Project

    Analysis of Alternatives Permissible under the ECOWAS Regulation on Supplementary Protection Measures

    The objective of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is to promote economic integration in West Africa, with potential economic benefit for Liberia IGC researchers supplemented earlier analysis to model the implications of Supplementary Protection Measures as part of the ECOWAS common external tariff calculus Adopting the common external...

    1 Mar 2014 | Jaime de Melo, Armela Mancellari, Anne Laski

  • Project

    Determinates and consequences of firm success in Liberia

    Researchers and policymakers have increasingly realized that the same factors that determine the growth of the private sector also tend to determine the aggregate growth rate of the economy. Yet we know very little about specific factors that influence the success of firms in the poorest countries, and concrete, short-term consequences of their success. By shedding light on...

    1 Jan 2014 | Jonas Hjort

  • Blog post

    Regional trade agreements in Africa: Success or failure?

    Regional trade agreements (RTAs) have been proliferating in the past three decades, reflecting among other things the increasing involvement of developing economies in international trade. In Africa, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, the first RTAs were established as mechanisms that would facilitate the continent’s unity in post-colonial times. Even today, the majority...

    3 Dec 2013 | Jaime de Melo