CSAE Conference 2018: Economic Development in Africa

When: Sun, 18 Mar 2018 @ 09:00 - Tue, 20 Mar 2018

Where: Oxford

Hash Tag: #OxCSAE2018

Conference papers address economic analysis of the broad issues relevant for economic development in Africa. 

CSAE Conference 2018 Keynote Speech

'Using evidence to inform policy'

Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Monday 19 March, 11:30-13:00
Speaker: Rachel Glennerster (Chief Economist, DFID)

Link to pdf of Keynote presentation


CSAE Conference 2018 Special Event

Elsevier Atlas Award

Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Sunday 18 March, 18:00

Augustin Fosu has been awarded the Elsevier Atlas Award for his paper 'Growth, inequality, and poverty reduction in developing countries: Recent global evidence', published in the journal 'Research in Economics'.

We are very pleased to announce that the Award will be presented at the CSAE Conference, followed by a short discussion of the paper.

An earlier version of the paper was published in our CSAE Working Paper series (WPS/2011-07).


CSAE Conference 2018 Panel Discussions


Opening Plenary Panel: Recent IMF Research on Inclusive Growth and Low-Income Countries

Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Sunday 18 March, 16:30-18:00

The opening panel session will discuss recent research at the IMF including inequality and inclusive growth; structural change and structural transformation; gender and diversity; and taking research into policy.

Speakers: Stefania Fabrizio, Deputy Unit Chief (Strategy, Policy and Review Department, IMF); Davide Furceri (Senior Economist, IMF); Jonathan D. Ostry (Deputy Director, Research Department, IMF); Chris Papageorgiou (Division Chief, Research Department and coordinator of IMF-DFID Low-Income Country Research Program, IMF).
Chair: Christopher Adam

Discussant: Benno Ndulu


Closing Plenary Panel: Limits to evidence-based interventions for development in Africa?

Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Tuesday 20 March, 16:30-18:00

This panel will debate the scope, experience and limitations of scaling up development interventions from micro-level impact evaluations.

Speakers: Michael Kremer (Harvard); Justin Sandefur (Center for Global Development); Joseph Ssentongo (Global Innovation Fund); Eva Vivalt (ANU)
Moderator: Hilary Greaves (GPI)


CSAE Conference 2018 Workshop Event

Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW): Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa

Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Wednesday 21 March 2018, Oxford

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is hosting a workshop at the CSAE Conference 2018 to present work from the GrOW programme, featuring a range of studies on women’s economic empowerment in Africa.

GrOW is a joint initiative of the IDRC, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The five year programme has funded 14 research projects in 50 countries around the world, and generated new evidence on women’s economic empowerment and links to economic growth in low income countries.

It is intended that the workshop will promote an exchange of ideas relating to strategies, opportunities and challenges in the region to achieve women’s economic empowerment. Questions include: What explains the level of women’s labour force participation, and the type and quality of jobs they obtain? In which sectors do they find employment? Of particular interest is analysis of the most marginalised forms of employment. What determines school to work transitions for young women? What role does women’s care burden play in their ability to develop economic opportunities?