China’s Economic Engagement with the African Continent: Past Experience and Future Prospects

When: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 @ 09:00 - Fri, 20 Mar 2020

Where: Oxford

Hash Tag: #CSAEChinaAfrica

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A special event just before next year’s CSAE conference that will focus on the topic of China–Africa economic relations. Call for papers is now closed

About the conference

We are delighted to announce that in 2020, the Centre for the Study of African Economies will hold its first-ever conference dedicated to China–Africa economic engagement. Empirical papers on the broad theme of China’s economic, development and political economy relationships with the African continent are invited. Suitable topics include, but are not limited to: aid, trade, foreign direct investment, industrialisation, public debt, Belt and Road Initiative, environmental sustainability, governance, and institutions

Keynote speaker: Prof. Deborah Bräutigam (Johns Hopkins University SAIS-CARI).

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First Panel: Industrialisation, Investment and Trade

  • Professor Lawrence Edwards (University of Cape Town)
  • Professor Heiwai Tang (University of Hong Kong)
  • Senior Economist Girum Abebe Tefera (World Bank’s Africa Region Gender Innovation Lab)

Alongside a keynote address and plenary panels, there will be parallel sessions where academics will present their empirical research. For these sessions, we will be looking for contributions on the broad theme of China’s economic and development relationships with Africa.

Convening panel: Meredith Crowley, Stefan Dercon, Lizzie Dipple, Markus Eberhardt, Pascal Jaupart, Benno Ndulu, Lina Song, and Adrian Wood.

Pre event in China

The early submission deadline for the CSAE China-Africa conference is no longer active. There will not be a pre-event this year, and therefore all submissions will be reviewed after the main deadline on 25 October 2019.

I've submitted my paper, now what?

All submitted papers are currently being reviewed by the convening panel and decisions will be communicated in December 2019.

No modifications to papers will be allowed until after the reviewing process has taken place.

View the full call for papers by clicking below

Call for papers