The External Sector of Africa's Economy
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The book examines various aspects of Africa's external economy by focusing on regional monetary arrangements and how they are affected by devaluation episodes. It investigates the relationship between current account balances, trade balances and trade openness with respect to regional integration and regional growth patterns, discusses obstacles to a successful regional integration and paths to structural transformation, and studies the impact of economic partnership on inclusive development. The book addresses researchers and policymakers interested in development economies and African economic development.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The book examines various aspects of Africa's external economy by focusing on regional monetary arrangements and how they are affected by devaluation episodes. It investigates the relationship between current account balances, trade balances and trade openness with respect to regional integration and regional growth patterns, discusses obstacles to a successful regional integration and paths to structural transformation, and studies the impact of economic partnership on inclusive development. The book addresses researchers and policymakers interested in development economies and African economic development.
  • Produktdetails
  • Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin; Springer International Publishing
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-3-319-97912-0
  • 1st ed. 2019
  • Erscheinungstermin: 23. April 2019
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 241mm x 159mm x 22mm
  • Gewicht: 524g
  • ISBN-13: 9783319979120
  • ISBN-10: 3319979124
  • Artikelnr.: 53066619
Autorenporträt
Diery Seck is Director of the Center for Research on Political Economy (CREPOL), based in Dakar, Senegal. He was Director of the United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (UNIDEP). Previously he served as Executive Director of the Secretariat for Institutional Support for Economic Research in Africa (SISERA) of Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Before returning to Africa in 1995, he was Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Windsor in Canada, and Economist at the World Bank in Washington D.C. He specializes in financial economics and development economics.
He has authored several articles in academic journals and published books on economic development. He was co-editor of the Journal of African Finance and Economic Development. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Global Governance Journal (University of Warwick) and Chief Editor of the series on "Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development" of Springer Verlag (Germany). His latest books include Fixing African Economies: Policy Research for Development; NEPAD and the Future of Economic Policy in Africa (2007); Growth and Development in Africa (2009); Back on Track: Sector-led Growth in Africa and Implications for Development (2010); West Africa and the Global Financial Crisis (2013); Regional Economic Integration in West Africa (2014), Private Sector Development in West Africa (2014); Accelerated Economic Growth in West Africa (2016); and Investment and Competitiveness in Africa (2017).
Inhaltsangabe
Part 1: Introducing Regional Integration.-The Economic Value of Regional Integration in Africa.- Current Account Im(balances) and Adjustments to Targets for Regional Integration in West Africa: One Step Forward, Two Steps Backwards.- Obstacles to Strengthening Economic Integration in the West African Economic and Monetary Union.- Part 2: External Trade.- Growing External Trade, Development and Structural Heterogeneity in West Africa: Examining the Evidence.- Driving Factors of Intra-regional Trade in Agricultural Goods: The Case of West African Economic and Monetary Union.- Trade Openness and Food Security in Africa: A Comparative Study of CEMAC and WAEMU Countries.- Trade in Services for Growth and Structural Transformation in West Africa.- Part 3: Macroeconomics and Political Economy.- Macroeconomic Effects of Commodity Price Shocks on ECOWAS Members.- Is Currency Devaluation Appropriate for Improving Trade Balance in the WAMZ Countries?.- The ECOWAS-EU Economic Partnership Agreement: Towards Inclusive Development?