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Revisiting Zimbabwe’s Economic History: A review of Economic History texts


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February 22 @ 8:00 am - February 23 @ 5:00 pm



Arrupe Jesuit University, Harare, Harare, 00263




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Johannes Nehanda



The Zimbabwean economy has since 1980 experienced both period of growth and decline. This  workshop seeks to explore how the Zimbabwean society and its institutions have survived if not succumbed to continuous economic crises in the country. From the 1990s Zimbabwe experienced a sustained economic decline challenged by both internal and external strains. Coupled with internal mis-governance and corruption, the nation plunged into a political and economic crisis which culminated in the second highest world inflation rate for an economy that is not at war. In the face of the harsh and continuously deteriorating economic environments, Zimbabweans as individuals as well as part of institutions adopted various strategies to negotiate and survive the economic scourge.

This two day workshop will explore the economic history of Zimbabwe by engaging texts that shaped the Economic History discourse of Zimbabwe. Furthermore, to trace what shaped the economic thinking by policy makers and various governments. Young scholars working on the history of economic thought, economic history and the political economy of Zimbabwe are invited to submit a 300 word abstract and motivation letter on,  https://fs8.formsite.com/CNZLjX/nkji1cxmuq/index    no later than   15 February 2024. Selected partcipants will be notified by 17 February 2024

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