skip to content
Economic diversification and growth in Africa : critical policy making issues Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Economic diversification and growth in Africa : critical policy making issues

Author: Omotunde E G Johnson
Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
This book presents a coherent framework for assessing economic policy making in developing countries, with special reference to those in Africa. The chapters focus on policy making issues in three critical areas that are of major importance in the African context: capacity building for domestic resource mobilization; regional integration in Africa and intra-regional trade; and export diversification of individual  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Johnson, Omotunde E.G.
Economic Diversification and Growth in Africa : Critical Policy Making Issues.
Cham : Springer International Publishing, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Omotunde E G Johnson
ISBN: 9783319308494 3319308491
OCLC Number: 952248215
Notes: Constraints on African Exports.
Description: 1 online resource (133 pages)
Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Toward Analytic Coherence in Assessing Economic Development Policy Making: Special Reference to African Countries; Introduction; Contribution of Growth Theory; Major Determinants of Governance Environment; Leadership; Cooperation; Corruption; Ethnicity; Peer Pressure: International Standards and Codes; Critical Elements of Governance Environment; Macroeconomic Management; Microeconomic Incentive System; Openness; Administrative Barriers; Taxation: Overall Tax Policy and Administration; Legal Environment and System. Government Efficiency in Service DeliveryFinancial Sector Development and Regulatory System; Nonfinancial Business Regulation; Systemic Fundamentals in Productive Capacity Building; Innovation System; Human Capital; Infrastructure; Selective Intervention; Rationale for Selective Intervention; Market Failure; Underdeveloped State of Economy and Coping Capabilities; General Approach to Interventions; Criteria for Selection; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 3: Building Capacity for Domestic Resource Mobilization in African Countries; Introduction. Domestic Resources and the Capacity for Their MobilizationResource Mobilization; Capacity for Mobilization; Binding Constraints; Drive for Good Governance; Major Governance Challenges to Address; Corruption; African Governments' Official Stance toward Corruption; Implementation Problems and the Implications; Legal System Reform; Tax Policy and Administration; Government Efficiency; Critical Elements in the Economic Policy making Environment; Cooperation; Cooperation at the International Level; Cooperation at the National Level; Conclusion; Notes; References. Chapter 4: Regional Economic Integration in Africa and Intra-Regional TradeIntroduction; Economic Integration and Intra-Regional Trade; Comparative Advantage; Economies of Scale; Gravity; Cross-Border Trade and Smuggling; Enabling Economic Policy Environment Promoting Intra-Regional Trade; Minimum Requirements of an Enabling Environment; Microeconomic Incentives to Enterprises; Other Governance Policies Affecting Environment for Doing Business; Coordination of Nonfinancial Business Regulation; Challenges in Designing and Agreeing on Policy Reforms; Uncertain Welfare Effects of Reform. Implementation CostsEconomic Development Policy Considerations; Balance of Payments "Adjustment" Policy; Fiscal Challenges in Trade Policy Reform; Income Distribution; Nationalism, Culture, Self-Sufficiency; The Role of Autonomous Official Regional Organizations; Selective Intervention Policies; The Payments Settlement Question; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 5: The Export Challenges for African Countries; Introduction; Factors in Export Performance of Firms; Self-Selection; Learning; Export Composition and Destinations; Survival and Sustainability in Exporting; Self-Discovery.
Responsibility: Omotunde E.G. Johnson.
More information:

Abstract:

This book presents a coherent framework for assessing economic policy making in developing countries, with special reference to those in Africa. The chapters focus on policy making issues in three critical areas that are of major importance in the African context: capacity building for domestic resource mobilization; regional integration in Africa and intra-regional trade; and export diversification of individual African countries. Although applying economic theory as well as using case studies and empirical evidence from the economics literature, the book is written in a way that makes the core ideas accessible even to readers without advanced knowledge of the technical economics involved. Economic Diversification and Growth in Africa is a timely study which demonstrates how developing countries in Africa can improve their policy making strategies to diversify their economies and accelerate economic development. Omotunde E.G. Johnson received his PhD in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA, in 1970. He has taught at universities including the University of Sierra Leone and the University of Michigan, USA, and was International Monetary Fund staff member for more than 25 years. He was Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of African Economies and Senior Associate Member at St Antony's College, Oxford University, UK. He has published many articles in academic journals, including the Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Money Credit and Banking, World Development, Kyklos, Journal of Policy Reform, and International Monetary Fund Staff Papers.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/952248215> # Economic diversification and growth in Africa : critical policy making issues
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:MediaObject, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "952248215" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2914905676#Place/cham> ; # Cham
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2914905676#Topic/economic_development> ; # Economic development
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2914905676#Topic/development_economics> ; # Development economics
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/330/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2914905676#Topic/economic_policy> ; # Economic policy
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2914905676#Person/johnson_omotunde_e_g> ; # Omotunde E. G. Johnson
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:datePublished "2016" ;
    schema:description "Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Toward Analytic Coherence in Assessing Economic Development Policy Making: Special Reference to African Countries; Introduction; Contribution of Growth Theory; Major Determinants of Governance Environment; Leadership; Cooperation; Corruption; Ethnicity; Peer Pressure: International Standards and Codes; Critical Elements of Governance Environment; Macroeconomic Management; Microeconomic Incentive System; Openness; Administrative Barriers; Taxation: Overall Tax Policy and Administration; Legal Environment and System."@en ;
    schema:description "This book presents a coherent framework for assessing economic policy making in developing countries, with special reference to those in Africa. The chapters focus on policy making issues in three critical areas that are of major importance in the African context: capacity building for domestic resource mobilization; regional integration in Africa and intra-regional trade; and export diversification of individual African countries. Although applying economic theory as well as using case studies and empirical evidence from the economics literature, the book is written in a way that makes the core ideas accessible even to readers without advanced knowledge of the technical economics involved. Economic Diversification and Growth in Africa is a timely study which demonstrates how developing countries in Africa can improve their policy making strategies to diversify their economies and accelerate economic development. Omotunde E.G. Johnson received his PhD in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA, in 1970. He has taught at universities including the University of Sierra Leone and the University of Michigan, USA, and was International Monetary Fund staff member for more than 25 years. He was Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of African Economies and Senior Associate Member at St Antony's College, Oxford University, UK. He has published many articles in academic journals, including the Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Money Credit and Banking, World Development, Kyklos, Journal of Policy Reform, and International Monetary Fund Staff Papers."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2914905676> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2914905676#CreativeWork/economic_diversification_and_growth_in_africa_critical_policy_making_issues> ;
    schema:name "Economic diversification and growth in Africa : critical policy making issues"@en ;
    schema:productID "952248215" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/952248215#PublicationEvent/cham_springer_international_publishing_2016> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2914905676#Agent/springer_international_publishing> ; # Springer International Publishing
    schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=4560576> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9783319308494> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/952248215> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2914905676#Agent/springer_international_publishing> # Springer International Publishing
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Springer International Publishing" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2914905676#Person/johnson_omotunde_e_g> # Omotunde E. G. Johnson
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Johnson" ;
    schema:givenName "Omotunde E. G." ;
    schema:name "Omotunde E. G. Johnson" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2914905676#Topic/development_economics> # Development economics
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Development economics"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2914905676#Topic/economic_development> # Economic development
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Economic development"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2914905676#CreativeWork/economic_diversification_and_growth_in_africa_critical_policy_making_issues>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Economic Diversification and Growth in Africa : Critical Policy Making Issues." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/952248215> ; # Economic diversification and growth in Africa : critical policy making issues
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9783319308494>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "3319308491" ;
    schema:isbn "9783319308494" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/952248215>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/952248215> ; # Economic diversification and growth in Africa : critical policy making issues
    schema:dateModified "2016-11-16" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.