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Anybody with $20M to spare – to end Ebola in West Africa in 2 weeks?

by Yaw Nyarko

In a perfect world, the Ebola virus raging in 3 countries in West Africa could be contained in a few days and ended in 2 weeks.  The incubation period of the virus from first contact to the time symptoms are visible is from 2 to 21 days.   Until the symptoms start one is not contagious.  […]

A Talk With Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse

by Yaw Nyarko

Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse (IFRPI, Ethiopia) at NYU Africa House My good friend and colleague gave a great talk the other day.  It was on aspirations.  His basic argument is that there is something called “aspirations” that people have in their heads.  Their work effort depends upon the level of these aspirations.  The aspirations can be […]