Development podcast: US-Africa policy, and False Economy

I’m inordinately  proud of the latest two episodes of my development podcast, Development Drums.

In Episode 17Todd Moss (Center for Global Development) and Chris Blattman (Yale, and blogger) join me to talk about President Obama President Obama’s speech in Ghana about US policy towards Africa.

In Episode 16, FT World Trade Editor Alan Beattie talks about his new book, False Economy.  We are joined by Professor Robert Wade.  This podcast considers why some countries have grown faster than others, and considers the role of industrial and trade policies.

You can get Development Drums free from iTunes (search for “Development Drums” in the iTunes store), or you can download episodes from the website (

I would welcome your feedback via the Development Drums website, or in the Facebook Group for Development Drums. (I’ve switched off comments here).

Many thanks to my father, Brian Barder, who organises the sound recording in London.