Session 2.3: Trade and industrial policies for structural transformation

Room: Conference room 5

Chair: John Anyanwu, AfDB

Paper presenters:  

  • Does trade policy impact food and agriculture global value chain participation of Sub-Saharan African countries?

Jean Balié, Davide Del Prete and Emiliano Magrini, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy, Pierluigi Montalbano, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy and University of Sussex, UK and Silvia Nenci, Roma Tre University, Italy

Discussant: Batanai Chikwene, ECA(tbc)

  • Exporting, importing and wages in Africa: Evidence from matched employer-employee data.

Marta Duda-Nyczak, ECA, Zambia and Christian Viegelahn, International Labour Organization, Switzerland

Discussant: Linguere Mbaye, AfDB

  • Economic Interactions based on Free Trade Agreements between European Union and African Countries: a panel VAR approach

Léléng Kebalo, University of Lomé, Togo

Discussant: Ojijo Odhiambo, UNDP

“Poor Governance and lack of public accountability have always been among the main causes hindering Africa’s structural transformation.” – Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President

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