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EIB B273: Emerging Africa in the World Economy

Course Description

This course aims to expose students to African economies in the larger context of the global economy and the continent’s quest for prosperity and an interrogation of the “Africa Rising” narrative. The course will examine the impact of globalization on Africa’s economies and whether African countries can turn globalization into an opportunity or whether there are alternative paths to economic transformation. Emerging Africa in the World Economy will examine the role of capitalism, entrepreneurship and the private sector in African countries, and the nexus at which business intersects with public policy as a framework for economic growth and development. In this context, the course examines the roles and importance of finance and financial markets, foreign investment, and innovation, using examples from the different parts of the continent.
Not offered AY 2017-2018, 2018-2019