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OCAF 2155 - African Key Economic Issues, Beyond Debates, Facts And Data

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English


Basic knowledge in macroeconomics and economic data

Course Description

This course aims at giving an overview of some key issue for Sub-Saharan Africa: main vulnerabilities (the three curses of Africa: demography, geopolitical situation, natural resources dependency), what could be the long term development model at this juncture, how it could be financed and how is designed a structural adjustment program in SSA. This course has the ambition through interactive discussions based on data, empirical evidence and case studies to enlighten debates on topical issues and to dispute some preconceived ideas or common beliefs as well as to give some economic tools to better understand the economic and financial situation in SSA, assess country risks and long term development strategies


CABRILLAC, Bruno (Directeur des relations internationales et européennes)

Course validation

-1/3 participation (presentation) ; -1/3 take home exam (mid-term) ; -1/3 MCQ end of semester (in class).

Required reading

See course outline