This is a blog vaguely about economics, tropical forests, politics and books. I write it simply as a hobby. I like to consider myself as a conceptual economist, looking to understand the structure of economies. But I am a journeyman agricultural and forest economist, who has worked for 25+ years in Africa, Central and Latin America. I have been fortunate to have lived in Cote d’Ivoire, Honduras, Sierra Leone, Costa Rica, Ghana, Liberia, and presently Kenya, and to have worked with many interesting people during interesting times.
Header photo is of Sapo National Park, Liberia, which I took from an UNMIL chopper accompanied by Ethiopian peacekeepers in 2006.