This book introduces and critically analyzes the achievements of major black economists and their contributions to the realm of economic thought. The book begins with a brief overview of the contribution of Africans to philosophy and economic thought and goes on to discuss individuals who have made the most significant contributions to this field. There is particular reference to their background and influences including a critical analysis of individual thought. Kojo Quartey's book provides an essential supplement to any economic history text.
Contents: The nature of economics; The ancient African scholars; William Edward Burghardt Du Bois - the multi-disciplinary scholar (1868-1963); Sir W. Arthur Lewis - development economist and Nobel Laureate (1915-1990); Kwame Nkrumah - the African socialist (1909-1972); Thomas Sowell - a Neoclassical thinker (1930 -); Walter E. Williams - free enterprise champion (1936 -); Glenn Loury - self-help advocate (1948 -); William Darity , Jr.- contemporary ethnic researcher (1953 -); Andrew F. Brimmer - the business consultant (1926 -); Phillis Ann Wallace - a female pioneer (1920? -1993); Clifton R. Wharton, Jr. - a trailblazer (1926 - ); Concluding comments; Bibliography; Index.