Sunday, August 3, 2014

New Africa Book of the Day - 3 August 2014

Africa and Economic Policy: Developing a Framework for Policymakers, by Ferdinand Bakoup

Release Date: August 1, 2014
Publisher: Anthem Press

Africa and Economic Policy: Developing a Framework for Policymakers’ aims to fill an important gap in the current literature on economic policy in developing countries. Despite its richness and sophistication, the current economic literature has not yet succeeded in developing a framework for economic policy that is clear and intelligible to policymakers in developing countries, and which is capable of effectively delivering a sustained increase in citizens’ well-being. This ground-breaking study seeks to rectify this problem by suggesting a unique conceptual framework for designing and conducting economic policy in developing countries, particularly those in Africa.

Currently the lead economist at the African Development Bank, Ferdinand Bakoup is author of How integration into the Central African Economic and Monetary Community affects Cameroon's economy: General equilibrium estimates (1998) and Regional integration in Eastern and Southern Africa: The cross-border initiative and its fiscal implications (1995).