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Rethinking the Mediterranean Strategic Agenda in an Evolving Environment

The initiation of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership had the aim to build a space of shared prosperity and security among all the countries in the region. The objective's achievement, however, continues to be challenged by several geopolitical, ec...

Industrial Policy: A Guide for the Perplexed

International trade, which has become a pervasive feature of our lives, 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 reaso...

Managing Natural Resources: an Attempt to Clarify the Debate

The Management of natural resources is a matter of great importance, both politically, socially, environmentally and economically. The subject is, though, vast and varied and sufficiently legitimate to clarify the terms of the debate. Since it obv...

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...

Using Foreign Direct Investment to Upgrade and Diversify Exports from Morocco: Opportunities and Challenges in Comparative Perspective

Developing countries that manage to upgrade and diversify their export profile grow more rapidly and achieve greater welfare gains than countries that simply export larger volumes of what they have traditionally produced. This discussion paper ...

Relations between Morocco and Sub Saharan Africa: What is the Potential for Trade and Foreign Direct Investment? / Relations Entre le Maroc et l’Afrique Sub Saharienne : Quels Potentiels pour le Commerce et les Investissements Directs étrangers ?

Central banks of large advanced and many emerging market economies have recently gone through a period of extraordinary expansion of balance sheets and are all now possibly facing a transition to less abnormal times. However, the fact that one gro...

Chinese Investors in Ethiopia: The Perfect Match?

The paper's objective is to examine why and how Chinese investments have developed in Ethiopia and how this impacted on the country. In particular, it seeks to assess whether Ethiopia is a case of a win-win partnership, focusing in particular on t...

Argentina’s Shifting Politics: New Prospects for Collaboration with Africa?

Mauricio Macri, Argentina’s new president, has many challenges ahead. In the initial 10 months of his government, he has devalued the currency, lifted significant trade and capital barriers, and launched conversations with international investor...

Multilateralism: What is the Political (Geo) Resonance for Steel? / Multilatéralisme : Quelle Résonance (Géo) Politique pour l’acier ?

While energy products are clearly at the heart of geopolitical relations, other commodities cannot be neglected to explain certain developments in the international economic and political scene. Steel has been one of these since the 19th century. ...

Africa-Atlantic Integration: Can the Economy Unite What Geology has Divided? / L’intégration Afrique-Atlantique : L’économie peut-elle Réunir ce qui a été Séparé par la Géologie ?

The Atlantic basin situated in the Northern part of the country, holds a strategic place in the global economy given the systemic importance it represents. However, this area remains very heterogeneous with significant differences between the econ...

Morocco Brazil Economic Relations: Current Situation and Strategies for a Deeper Relationship

The bilateral trade between Brazil and Morocco is associated with the agricultural productive chain. This has a significant part that is involved with the export of agricultural raw materials by Morocco and the export of food products by Brazil. I...

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...

What Happened to World Trade?

Since the aftermath of the global financial crisis, 2015 can be regarded as one of the worst years for world trade, with figures exhibiting a decline of almost 14% in dollar value terms. In fact, world trade volumes have lagged behind GDP growth s...

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...

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...

Will the African Free Trade Agreement Succeed?

The recently signed African Continental Free Trade Agreement represents a counter current to protectionist tendencies across the Atlantic and the Pacific, and may well move the economic integration of the African continent forward. Translating the...

Welfare and Regional Integration Agreements: Lessons for Africa

In the developing world, regional integration is frequently seen as an opportunity to promote development. However, historical facts and economic literature remind us that the success of economic integration is not always guaranteed, and numerous...

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...

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...

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...

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