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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 09:00 to Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 17:00

African Economic Policy Symposium

Morocco.

The Peterson Institute and OCP Policy Center are co-organizing the first edition of the African Economic Policy Symposium on September 12th, 2017 in Morocco.

This unprecedented initiative in the African continent will be a yearly convening of prominent economists, central and investment bankers and economic policy researchers and practitioners. The objective will be to create a continental platform for economic experts in Africa to contribute in an economic debate and also discuss the world economy in an informal setting with counterparts from the rest of the world.

The participants will cover issues related to macroeconomic and fiscal policies as well as structural reforms, such as industrial policies, in the context of spurring long-term development.

 

Agenda

 

Tuesday September 12th, 2017

Managing the Business Cycle During Commodities Cycles

9:15 – 9:30

Welcoming Remarks

9:30 – 11:00

Session 1: Africa in a Fast-changing Global Macro Context (Europe, China, United States)

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00

Session 2: Monetary Policy & Exchanges Regimes: The Way Forward

14:30 – 16:00

Session 3: Tackling the Twin Deficits Dynamics in the Coming Years

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00

Session 4: Commodity Price Cycles and Business Cycles After China Slows Down

Wednesday September 13th, 2017

Raising Africa’s Long-Term Wealth

9:30 – 11:00

Session 5: Trade Openness and Regional Integration

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00

Session 6: Managing the Demographic Transition & Labor Dynamics in Africa

14:30 – 16:00

Session 7: Financial Deepening & Infrastructure Development

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00

Session 8: Targeted Manufacturing and Trade-Specific Policies to Accelerate Development

 

About Peterson Institute for International Economics

The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) is a private, nonpartisan nonprofit institution for rigorous, intellectually open, and indepth study and discussion of international economic policy. Its purpose is to identify and analyze important issues to make globalization beneficial and sustainable for the people of the United States and the world and then develop and communicate practical new approaches for dealing with those issues.

The Institute attempts to anticipate emerging issues and to be ready with practical ideas, presented in useful, accessible formats, to inform and shape public debate. Its audience includes government officials and legislators, business and labor leaders, management and staff at international organizations, university-based scholars and their students, experts at other research institutions and nongovernmental organizations, the media, and the public at large.Our staff of about 70 includes 20 senior researchers, as well as 15 nonresident fellows, all distinguished for their combination of research expertise and policy experience. The Institute’s agenda emphasizes international trade and investment, international finance and exchange rates, macroeconomic policy and crisis response, globalization and human welfare, and studies of key economic regions. Institute staff have unique expertise on the major economies with special reference to China, the European Union, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, and the Middle East, as well as the United States itself and its neighbors Canada and Mexico.

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