Charles Robertson

Africa's next boom

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The past decade has seen slow and steady economic growth across the continent of Africa. But economist Charles Robertson has a bold thesis: Africa's about to boom. He talks through a few of the indicators — from rising education levels to expanded global investment (and not just from China) — that lead him to predict rapid growth for a billion people, sooner than you may think.

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Charles Robertson · Emerging-markets economist

In "The Fastest Billion," Charles Robertson re-examines the narrative of economic growth in African nations.

In "The Fastest Billion," Charles Robertson re-examines the narrative of economic growth in African nations.