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Oxford Companion to the Economics of Africa - Fifth Anniversary Panel Discussion: Africa in the Next Decade

Economics of Africa

 

The Oxford Companion to the Economics of Africa

Africa in the Next Decade: Prospects and Challenges

Edited by Ernest Aryeetey, Shantayanan Devarajan, Ravi Kanbur, and Louis Kasekende

Fifth Anniversary Editors' Panel Discussion

September 26, 12:00 pm, 423 ILR Conference Center, Cornell University. 

 

Ernest Aryeetey, former Vice-Chancellor, University of Ghana

Shantayanan Devarajan, Senior Director for Development Economics, The World Bank

Ravi Kanbur, T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, Cornell University

Louis Kasekende, Deputy Governor, Bank of Uganda 

 

Moderator: Muna Ndulo, Professor, Cornell Law School, and Director, Institute for African Development

 

Africa is a diverse continent. But is there a pattern to the diversity? Are there commonalities across the countries? And what does economics tell us about the diversity and the commonalities?

The Oxford Companion to the Economics of Africa is a definitive and comprehensive account of the key issues and topics affecting Africa’s ability to grow and develop. It includes 53 thematic and 48 country perspectives by a veritable who’s who of more than 100 leading economic analysts of Africa. The contributors include: bright new African researchers based in Africa; renowned academics from the top universities in Africa, Europe and North America; present and past Chief Economists of the African Development Bank; present and past Chief Economists for Africa of the World Bank; present and past Chief Economists of the World Bank; African Central Bank governors and finance ministers; and four Nobel Laureates in Economics. 

  • 100 entries on the economics of Africa by leading economists
  • Authoritative perspective on African economic development
  • Contributions from Chief Economists of the African Development Bank and the World Bank, governors and finance
  • ministers of the African Central Bank, and four Nobel Laureates in Economics.
  • Structured around thematic perspectives - grouped under distinctive topic headings - and alphabetic country perspectives
  • Includes a directory of contributors cross referenced with each article, creating multiple access points for readers to dip in and out and navigate through the topics