Financialisation and Poverty Alleviation in Ghana: Myths and Realities (Paperback)

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Financialisation and Poverty Alleviation in Ghana: Myths and Realities (Paperback)

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The neoliberal policy response to the crisis in Ghana did not succeed in reversing the economic decline in either the medium or long term. In fact, quite the opposite: rather than undoing the economic decline, Francis Boateng Frimpong argues that these policy prescriptions further weakened the country's ability to develop. This is because the policies intentionally and unintentionally encouraged factors that destabilised the possibility of the real productive assets earning commensurate returns that could facilitate the flow of capital to the real sectors and thus failed to ensure the survival of industrial enterprises. Rising profit in the financial sector incentivised financial capitalists to divert capital into financial assets at the expense of productive investment, further decelerating the pace of real capital accumulation in the country, thereby exacerbating the crisis.

Francis B. Frimpong is a Lecturer of Economics and Strategic Business Analytics at the University of East London (UEL). He is also Assistant to the Directors of the Centre for the Study of States, Markets and People (STAMP) at UEL. A recent (co-authored) publication is The Pandemic and the Economy of Africa: Conflicting Strategies between Tanzania and Ghana (2020).
Product Details ISBN: 9781642598032
ISBN-10: 1642598038
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: November 22nd, 2022
Pages: 267
Language: English