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|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
|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.|