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A Chequered African History of Commodity Markets, Part one: Bauxite and Aluminium

The African endowment in mineral resources is well known and has often been a mixed blessing, according to the so called “natural resources curse”. Bauxite, an ore that serves as a feedstock for aluminium production, is particularly present in Gui...

The Future of Globalization

Despite the threat posed by protectionism, right-wing nationalism and left wing populism – there is not yet an end to globalization, but rather a continuation which is the most likely scenario and perhaps even acceleration, as the world catches up...

Should Developing Countries Fear Secular Stagnation?

This policy paper examines the case for secular stagnation and focuses on what the syndrome of concerns that underlie it implies for developing countries. The concerns are far from idle, since economic growth in developing countries has also slowe...

Relations Maroc-Afrique Sub Saharienne: quel Bilan pour les 15 dernières Années ? / Morocco-Sub-Saharan Africa Relations: What does the Assessment/Balance Sheet for the last 15 years Reveal?

As part of its bilateral cooperation, Morocco has taken steps to develop its trade and investment in Sub Saharan African countries. The objective of this report is to analyze the economic impact of the efforts made in this direction by the Kingdom...

Le Défi de la Transformation économique Structurelle: une Analyse par la Complexité économique / The Challenge of Structural Economic Transformation: An Analysis of the Economic Complexity

The aim of this work is to address the issue of structural transformation through an analysis of Hausmann and Hidalgo's concept of economic complexity, focusing on middle-income countries. This work has also highlighted, through an analysis by t...

Structure des échanges entre le Maroc et l’Afrique: Une Analyse de la Spécialisation du Commerce / Trade Structure between Morocco and Africa: An Analysis of Trade Specialization

Over the last decade, Morocco has undertaken many reforms in order to successfully integrate into the global economy in general - and Africa in particular- with the aim of diversifying and strengthening its competitive potential in terms of export...

Analyse Comparative des Déterminants de la Croissance des pays de l’UEMOA et des pays à forte Croissance / Comparative Analysis Determinants of the Growth of the WAEMU and Countries with High Growth

This article makes a comparative analysis of some determinants of economic growth in the countries of the West African Economic Monetary Union and in the countries with strong economic growth in order to propose economic policy measures for the re...

Linkages and Interdependence in Moroccan Regions

Input-output tables provide a rich source of information about the structure of economies that is not available from other frameworks. In addition to providing key information for the analysis of linkages between activities (and regions), the tabl...

The Global Outlook and Morocco

Despite fraught politics, the global outlook is strengthening. The next twelve months are likely to be characterized by moderate but steady growth across the world. However, the outlook becomes murkier as we move into the second half of 2018 and 2...

Trade, Inequality and Morocco

International trade has become a pervasive feature of our lives, yet it remains controversial and resisted across the world. High and rising income inequality, which is often blamed on international trade, especially trade with China, is one reas...

Overlapping Globalizations

Current technological developments in manufacturing are likely to lead to a partial reversal of the wave of fragmentation and global value chains that was at the core of the rise of North-South trade from 1990 onwards. At the same time, China – t...

Social Cohesion, Institutions and Public Policies

In July 2017, the OCP Policy Center published a collective work entitled Social Cohesion, Institutions and Public Policies directed by Professor Abdallah Saaf, Senior Fellow at OCP Policy Center. This publication is the result of reflections and d...

Cohésion Sociale, Institutions et Politiques Publiques / Social Cohesion, Institutions and Public Policies

This title is available in English: Social Cohesion, Institutions and Public Policies. In July 2017, the OCP Policy Center published a collective work entitled Social Cohesion, Institutions and Public Policies directed by Professor Abdallah Saaf, ...

La Complexité de la Remontée des Chaînes de valeur Mondiale: Cas des Industries Automobile et Aéronautique au Maroc et en Tunisie /The Complexity of the Rise of Global Value Chains: The Case of Automotive and Aeronautics Industries in Morocco and Tunisia

Global value chains offer new opportunities for structural transformation for developing countries. Today the vision of global value chains are limited to the analysis of global trade and FDI flows, globally it is not sufficient to answer the key ...

Matchmaking Finance and Infrastructure

The world economy – and emerging market and developing economies in particular – display a gap between infrastructure needs and its finance (Canuto, 2014). On the one hand, infrastructure investment has fallen far short of what would be necessary ...

Africa and Global Commodity Markets: from Cyclical Realities to Structural Challenges

In June 2017, the second Annual Report on Commodity Analytics and Dynamics In Africa (Arcadia report) was published, in collaboration between the OCP Policy Center and CyclOpe. Its aim is to annually report on the evolution of the economic, legal,...

Fluctuations in Emerging Economies: Regional and Global Factors

This paper sought to investigate the reasons why fluctuations are larger in emerging economies than developed economies. It finds that it is also the case that fluctuations differ from one region to the other. The central assumption that guided th...

Industrial Policy, Structural Change and Global Value Chains Participation: Case study of Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt

Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt (such as many other developing countries) have always considered pro-active industrial policies as an important means to upgrading their manufacturing sector. In an era of premature deindustrialization, the manufacturi...

The Global Outlook, Secular Stagnation and the MENA Region

Despite the gloomy tone of much discussion at the just-concluded IMF and World Bank annual meetings, the global economy is not in as bad shape as many think. The concerns about “secular stagnation” in advanced countries are also overplayed, and no...

L'intégration économique en Afrique: un Processus en cours / Economic Integration in Africa: an Ongoing Process

Throughout the world, regional economic integration is accelerating growth and brings a range of benefits linked to improved political cooperation, increased intra-regional trade and job creation. Regions that are more integrated have demonstrated...

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