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China-Africa and an Economic Transformation
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Africa's recent progress in economic growth has been uneven across countries, and has not translated into structural transformation. Although economic ties between China and Africa have made a positive contribution this engagement has been uneven, shaped by variations in strategic approach, policy ownership, and implementation capacity among African governments. As China undergoes major economic rebalancing to upgrade to an innovation-driven economy, this is bound to

affect China-Africa relations, offering both opportunities and challenges.



Authored by leading scholars on Africa, China, and China-Africa relations, this volume brings together stimulating and thought-provoking perspectives, and insightful analyses. Focusing on Africa's economic development, it looks at core areas of structural transformation: productive investment and industrialization, international trade, infrastructure development, and financing. China-Africa relations are considered in the context of the global division of labour and power, and through the

history and contexts of both China and Africa, a very diverse continent. This volume seeks to fill the gap in the existing literature, steer policy and scholarly debate on the progress and trajectory of China-Africa cooperation, and analyze China's development path as a source of learning for

Africa.

BusinessEconomicsDevelopment economicsBusinessEconomicsInternational economicsBusinessEconomicsLabour economicsBusinessEconomicsPolitical economy Publisher: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 13/06/2019 ISBN-13: 9780198830504  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Arkebe Oqubay is a Minister and Senior Adviser to the Ethiopian Prime Minister and has been at the centre of policymaking for over twenty five years. He is a former Mayor of Addis Ababa and Minister of Works and Urban Development. He currently serves as board chair of several leading public organisations and international advisory boards. He is a research associate at the Centre of African Studies at SOAS, University of London, UK. His work includes Made in Africa: Industrial Policy in Ethiopia (OUP, 2015); African Economic Development: Evidence, Theory, and Policy (OUP, 2019); and The Oxford Handbook of the Ethiopian Economy (OUP, 2019). He was recognized as one of the 100 most influential Africans of 2016 and a 'leading thinker on Africa's strategic development' by the New African for his work on industrial policies. Justin Yifu Lin is Dean of the Institute of New Structural Economics and Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development, and Professor and Honorary Dean of the National School of Development at Peking University. He was the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at the World Bank, 2008-12. He is a councillor of the State Council and a Member of the Standing Committee, Chinese People's Political Consultation Conference, and is the author of more than twenty books including Beating the Odds: Jump-starting Developing Countries; Going Beyond Aid: Development Cooperation for Structural Transformation; The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off; New Structural Economics: A Framework for Rethinking Development and Policy; Against the Consensus: Reflections on the Great Recession; and Demystifying the Chinese Economy.

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