Africa


Call #1 - Asia and Africa: Economic Partnership or Another Round of plunder?

Asia and Africa are becoming increasingly intertwined. Capital and trade flows between the regions, led by China, have become much larger in the last decade than in previous eras. What are the causes, motivations and consequences of this increased integration? Apart from trade and cultural relations, there has also been discussion about the Asian economic miracle and its potential to offer models for African countries which, in spite of being endowed in rich natural resources, remain poor. What is it that Africa can borrow from the Asian experiences? What would be the most ideal path of economic development and can we learn anything from Asia?

The YSI Africa working group seeks to engage scholarship on the above aspects and take advantage of the Asia convening to engage on these topical issues. Proposed research areas include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Modelling the Asian economic miracles
  2. China and Africa: Mutual relationship or exploitation
  3. African trade with Asia: Impact of livelihoods and the economies
  4. African and Asian economies: Comparative analysis
About the Africa Working Group

The Africa Working Group identifies key economic issues for Africa and the continent’s economic development. How do we overcome colonial legacies, weak institutions, high inequality, and bring the continent into the future?

How to apply

To submit your abstract to this call, go to https://ysd.ineteconomics.org/rc. In your abstract, please clearly identify your research question, elaborate on methodology, and list your preliminary findings and/or tentative conclusions.

Apply here: https://ysd.ineteconomics.org/rc
Note: you must be logged into the YSI website to apply.
Deadline: 17 March 2019
Contact: africa@youngscholarsinitiative.org