University of Wisconsin–Madison

A WRITTEN REPORT ON SCHOOLING DATA IN ECONOMICS 475

Dr. Maria Muniagurria (Economics 475)

Fig. 4.2 from Easterly (2001, Ch. 4 page 76) shown in class and reproduced below presents data on diverse growth outcomes from educational expansion in Africa (1965-1985). Select one of the countries in the figure (i.e. Senegal, Botswana, Madagascar, Ghana or Lesotho) and write a 3-5 page report presenting relevant evidence and critical explanations of what happened to GDP pc and schooling (levels and growth rates) during these years.

– You need to use/cite at least two sources and present quantitative evidence (Tables/Figures).

– Your writing should be clear and your Figures/tables should support your arguments. References: Easterly, William, The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists’ Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics, MIT Press, Cambridge, 2001.