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Govt must lead Uganda’s Industrialisation – Economists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Researchers Ramadhan Ggoobi and Prof Julius Kiiza say for Uganda’s economy to transform into an industrial one the government must take the lead by intervening and investing in strategic areas like manufacturing. The duo were dialoguing with editors and journalists in Kampala under the theme …

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COMMENT: Economists vs. scientists on growth

What to expect when, someday, thinking machines become so sophisticated that they will invent other machines COMMENT | KENNETH ROGOFF | Most economic forecasters have largely shrugged off recent advances in artificial intelligence (for example, the quantum leap demonstrated by DeepMind’s self-learning chess program last December), seeing little impact on longer-term …

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COMMENT: Evidence-based policy mistakes

It is important to recognise that data alone are not enough, common sense matters COMMENT | KAUSHIK BASU | After years of stressing the importance of evidence-based policymaking, economists have clearly had some influence on politicians. What economists now need to do is to impress upon those same politicians that citing …

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