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Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 09:00 to Friday, March 2, 2018 - 17:00

African Economic Policy Symposium

Morocco.

The Peterson Institute for International Economics and OCP Policy Center have partnered to organize the first edition of the African Economic Policy Symposium. This unprecedented initiative in Africa will establish a continental platform for prominent economists, central bankers, other policymakers and financial market professionals, to discuss the current and forthcoming challenges facing Africa and frame them in their global context. Through regular, yearly meetings, the symposium will help cement a community of economic policy thinkers that could help shape a new thinking on development policy for the continent.

The 2018 African Economic Policy Symposium will take place on March 1st and 2nd, 2018 in Rabat, Morocco. The Symposium will include eight sessions over the course of two days that will allow for substantive discussions between session leadoffs, and all high-level attendees. Through this format all attendees will have ample opportunities to speak and contribute in the professionally moderated sessions. The interactive conversations will be designed to help the emergence of new perspectives and new ideas. 

In the first day, discussions will focus on the current economic environment and related monetary, fiscal and other policy choices under the heading of “Managing the Economy During Commodities Cycles.” The second day will broaden the discussion to more structural issues of trade, labor, financial sector, infrastructure, and sectoral policy, under the title “Raising Africa’s Long-Term Wealth.” 

Agenda 

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 1st 2018

MANAGING THE BUSINESS CYCLE DURING COMMODITIES CYCLES

09:15 – 09:30

Welcoming Remarks 

09:30 – 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

POTENTIAL SUB-TOPICS:
- Trade-offs between real exchange rate and inflation targets in monetary policy
- Designing integrated monetary and macroprudential rules for economic stability
- Instruments of macroprudential regulation and financial stability in bank-dominated financial systems

14:30 – 16:00

SESSION 3: TACKLING THE TWIN DEFICITS DYNAMICS IN THE COMING YEARS

POTENTIAL SUB-TOPICS:
The design of fiscal rules in a volatile environment

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00

SESSION 4: COMMODITY PRICE CYCLES AND BUSINESS CYCLES AFTER CHINA SLOWS DOWN

POTENTIAL SUB-TOPICS:
- Stabilization funds and the management of terms-of-trade shocks
- Reliance on primary commodities and diversification strategies

FRIDAY, MARCH 2nd 2018

RAISING AFRICA’S LONG-TERM WEALTH

09:30 – 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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