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The Effect of Export Earnings Fluctuations on Capital Formation in Nigeria

"The purpose of the study is to explore the association between export earnings fluctuations and capital formation in Nigeria. In doing so, the study presents three novelties. First, the standard transmission channels of fluctuations in export earn…

The Effects of the Global Financial Crisis on Exports in Least Developed Countries

"This study tries to shed some light on the actual and possible effects of the GFC on trade in LDCs, specifically focusing on the 32 states that make up the World Trade Organization’s LDC Group. The analysis is particularly important for sub-Saharan…

The Effects of Trade Liberalization on Productive Efficiency : Some Evidence from the Electrical Industry in Cameroon

"This study assesses the impact of trade liberalization in the Union Douaniere des Etats de l'Afrique Centrale (UDEAC) on the productive efficiency of the electrical plants in Cameroon. Essential elements of the liberalization package may be summari…

The Global Economic and Financial Crisis: An Overview of the Effects on African Countries

"In the wake of the current global financial crisis, experts and analysts agreed that the initial effects on African financial sectors will be minimal because of the limited exposure to the international financial markets. However, African countries…

The Global Financial Crisis and African Economies: Impact and Transmission Channels

"This paper is intended to highlight the general impact of the crisis on African countries in terms of economic performance and then show some variations across countries by discussing how the different transmission channels operated in them, and wh…

The Impact of Africa on China

"If African countries are to maximise the benefit of engagement with China, it is important to ask the question "How can Africa — as a whole and as individual countries — change China's policy stance to Africa so that more benefit accrues to Africa …

The Global Financial Crisis: Implications for Africa

"This eleventh seminar was notable for looking in detail at the impact of the financial crisis on growth and the real sectors, the financial systems of Africa, macroeconomic policies, and trade policy options. It also combined Africa-focussed with g…

The Impact of China and India on Africa: Trade, FDI and the African Manufacturing Sector Issues and Challenges

"In this paper an attempt to examine the impact of the Asian drivers on the manufacturing sectors of African economies are made. An examination of the existing literature and empirical regularity suggest looking into the following issues which might…

The Impact of China-Africa Investment Relations: The Case of Mauritius

"This study argues that Mauritius boasts strong economic fundamentals and, through its various regional trade agreements and its strategic location in the Indian Ocean as a bridge between Asia and Africa, offers the perfect gateway to the emerging A…

The Impact of China-Africa Trade Relations: Case Study of Cameroon

"This study examines key features of trade with China and assesses its impact on the Cameroonian economy. Specifically, it: analyzes Cameroon’s trade structure and evolution, with specific focus on China’s contribution; examines the evolution of Ca…

The Impact of China-Africa Trade Relations: The Case of Kenya

"The increase in China’s economic and political involvement in Africa is arguably the most momentous development on the continent today. One of the more contentious issues surrounding Sino-African relations involves trade. Although Africa and China …

The Impact of China-Africa Trade Relations: The Case of Mauritius

"This policy brief aims to provide an in-depth analysis of China-Mauritius trade relations and their impacts on the Mauritian economy. The accumulated evidence suggests that while the resource-abundant countries of sub-Saharan Africa will benefit fr…

The Impact of China-Africa Trade Relations: The Case of Angola

"The objectives of this study are to capture the extent to which impacts of China’s economic growth are transmitted to Angola, both positively and negatively, through the bilateral trading relationship and to provide some policy advice as to how An…

The Impact of Subregional Integration on Bilateral Trade: The Case of UEMOA

"The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of preferential trade agreements and the monetary union on bilateral trade between UEMOA member countries. With the use of a dynamic gravity model, it was possible to realize that membership in a c…

Trade, Industry and Technology Development in Sub Saharan Africa: Policies, Response and Effects

"This paper focuses on the inter-relationships among trade, industrialization and technological development in the context of the overall process of economic development in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries. The paper pays particular attention to p…

The Role of Infrastructure in Determining Export Competitiveness: Framework Paper

"Trade is beneficial for poverty reduction. There is little persuasive evidence concerning the effect of trade on income and therefore growth.The role of infrastructure in determining trade costs and therefore export competitiveness is explored in t…

Trade, Payments Liberalization and Economic Performance in Ghana

"Trade and payments liberalization will have implications for employment, economic growth, balance of payments, government budgets and inflation. Experience varies across the continent depending upon the initial conditions before liberalization, str…

Transmission Channels and Impact of Global Financial Crisis on Sub-Saharan Africa Economies

"Since the onset of financial crisis, different thoughts have been investigated to address the issues of crisis on African economies. This study reviews transmission channels through which the effects of crisis has spread over Sub-Saharan Africa eco…

Uganda's Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate and its Implications for Non-Traditional Export Performance

"Pursuit of an exchange rate policy that promotes the competitiveness of exports would be greatly facilitated if the policy maker were able to establish the level of misalignment of the exchange rate and thereby try to correct for it. The motivatio…

Total Factor Productivity in Kenya: The Links with Trade Policy

"Recent experience, particularly for East Asian countries, has highlighted the potential for achieving rapid and renewed growth in sub-Saharan Africa through appropriate trade policy orientation. In Kenya, however, where the last three decades have …

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