African Development Successes
December 18-19, 2012
Photo credit Epimacus Mikuza
This policy-oriented conference was a forum for monetary and fiscal policymakers in eastern Africa and leading economists from the US and Europe to discuss how to meet the next macroeconomic challenges in Africa. Special appreciation is extended to the Bank of Tanzania, which co-hosted the meeting. The following topics were discussed, including East African monetary union, the global financial crisis, and managing resource booms.
Andrew Berg, IMF, "The Macroeconomic Management of External Resources"
Jeffrey Frankel, Harvard University and NBER, "Dealing with the Resource Curse: How Can Commodity Exporters Reduce Procylicality?"
Simon Johnson, MIT and NBER, "The Next Financial Crisis"
Robert Lawrence, Harvard University and NBER, "Regional Integration: What Does Europe Teach Us?"
Stephen O'Connell, Swarthmore College, "Fiscal Foundations for Monetary Union in East Africa"
Alan Taylor, University of Virginia and NBER, "The Great Leveraging"
S. Kal Wajid, IMF, "Financial Integration in the East African Community"