I.E.A. World Congress, Dead Sea, Jordan
Young African Scholars Special Session, June 8, 2014
June 8, 2014
All sessions will take place in Dead Sea Hall (which is the lower ground floor - or sea level) of the
King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center (KHBTCC)
7.30 a.m.
Leave the Hotel to go by car/bus to the KHBTCC, inside the security zone
Opening Session
Welcome Remarks by Célestin Monga (World Bank), Stephane Woerther (African Innovation Foundation) and Go Shimada (JICA)
8am -9 a.m.
“Africa's Intellectual Agenda”
Remarks by Ravi Kanbur (Cornell University), Mthuli Ncube (African Development Bank), and John Page (Brookings Institution)
Panel I: Structural Transformation and Competitiveness—7 Short Presentations and Discussion
Michael Mbate (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa) : Structural Transformation and Industrial Development
Eric Ogunleye (African Development Bank): Structural Transformation and Regional Growth Poles
Abdoul Mijiyawa (World Bank): Manufacturing and Structural Transformation
Patricia Adamu (West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management): Industrial Policies and Growth in ECOWAS Countries
Youssouf Kiendrebeogo (University of Auvergne, France): Export Activity and Productivity
Olumide Taiwo (Center for the Study of the Economies of Africa, Nigeria): Drivers of international competitiveness
Seedwell Hove (World Bank): Monetary Policy and Commodity Terms of Trade shocks
9 - 10:45 a.m.
10.45 a.m. –
11 a.m.
Coffee/Tea Break
Panel II: Trade, Financial Flows, and Banking—3 Short Presentations and Discussion (Part 1)
11a.m. 11.45am
Bola Awotide (University of Ibadan): Agro-industrial development strategies and rural welfare
Sheereen Banon Fauzel (University of Mauritius): FDI Spillover Effects
Christian-Lambert Nguena (University of Yaoundé 2): Banking and External Shocks in Central Africa
“The Global Financial and Economic Crisis: Lessons for Africa”
Remarks by Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University)
Remarks by Justin Yifu Lin (Peking University)
12:30-1 p.m
Quick Lunch
Panel II: Trade, Financial Flows, and Banking—5 Short Presentations and Discussion (Part 2)
Ameth Saloum Ndiaye (University Chekih Anta Diop of Dakar): Capital Flight and Growth
Olayinka Idowu (European University Institute, Italy): Trade, Poverty and Inequality in Nigeria
Kolawole Ogundari (Kyushu University, Japan): Agricultural Efficiency and Food Security
1p.m. - 2:15
I.E.A. World Congress, Dead Sea, Jordan
Young African Scholars Special Session, June 8, 2014
David Agu (University of Nigeria-Nsukka): Intra-Regional Trade in ECOWAS
Philemon Kiprono (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan): Infrastructure and Farming
Panel III: Firms, Employment, and Unemployment—6 Short Presentations and Discussion
2.15 p.m. –
3:45 pm
Constant Aime Lonkeng Ngouana (International Monetary Fund): Employment Decisions Public Compensation Policies
Madalitso Phiri (University of South Africa): Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Karmen Naidoo (University of Cape Town): Impact of Risk Mitigation Instruments on SMEs
Ciliaka Gitau (University of Nairobi): Determinants of small business development in Kenya
Abdoul Aziz Junior Ndoye (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa): Measuring Returns to Education and Rural-Urban Inequality
Gbeton B. Somasse (Clark University): Inequality and Educational Outcomes in Benin
Coffee/Tea Break
Panel IV: Poverty and Inequality—7 Short Presentations and Discussion
4 p.m. -530
5:30 p.m.
Njikam Ousmanou (University of Yaoundé 2): Globalization and Income Inequality--Is Africa Different?
Reza Daniels (University of Cape Town): Measuring Poverty and Inequality
Hamidou Niangaly (University of Mali): Malaria and Education
Bumi Camara (University of Goettingen, Germany): Children for Wealth--Fertility Competition
Mahamadou Tankari (IFPRI): Extending Healthcare to Farmers
Rama Lionel Ngenzebuke (Université Libre de Bruxelles): Kinship and Intra-Household Decision-making
Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai (University of Ghana Business School): Social Spending and Spatial Inequality
End of Discussions to allow participants to attend Joseph Stiglitz’s Presidential Address
June 9, 2014
Moevenpick Marriott Hotel
Africa: Emerging Policy Issues and Research Questions
Remarks by
François Bourguignon (Paris School of Economics), Eytan Sheshinski--TBC (Hebrew University) and Shanta Devarajan (World Bank)

Agenda - Initiative for Policy Dialogue