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Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development

The External Sector of Africa's Economy

Editors: Seck, Diery (Ed.)

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  • Combines monetary, trade and macroeconomic aspects in a regional integration approach to the external sector
  • Provides the latest quantitative investigation of the challenges and opportunities of economic growth through external trade and monetary union
  • Examines the key policy challenges underlying international partnerships in Africa
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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.

About the authors

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).

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • The Economic Value of Regional Integration in Africa

    Pages 3-19

    Seck, Diery

  • Current Account Im(balances) and Adjustments to Targets for Regional Integration in West Africa: One Step Forward, Two Steps Backwards

    Pages 21-49

    Chuku, Chuku (et al.)

  • Obstacles to Strengthening Economic Integration in the West African Economic and Monetary Union

    Pages 51-72

    FE, Doukouré Charles

  • Growing External Trade, Development and Structural Heterogeneity in West Africa: Examining the Evidence

    Pages 75-93

    Ekpo, Akpan H. (et al.)

  • Driving Factors of Intra-regional Trade in Agricultural Goods: The Case of West African Economic and Monetary Union

    Pages 95-117

    Houeninvo, Toussaint (et al.)

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eBook $119.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-97912-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The External Sector of Africa's Economy
Editors
  • Diery Seck
Series Title
Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97913-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97913-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97912-0
Series ISSN
2198-7262
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 239
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 53 illustrations in colour
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