Léonce Ndikumana is a Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Director of the African Development Policy Program at the Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His research is on capital flight, domestic investment and financial intermediation, macroeconomic frameworks for growth and employment, and the politics and economics of conflict in Africa. He is a Honorary Professor of Economics at the University of Stellenbosch and a member of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy. He holds a doctorate in economics from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and is a graduate of the University of Burundi.
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Over the past decades African economies have exhibited two stunning paradoxes: growth acceleration coexisting with stubbornly high poverty rates; increasing capital flight along with widening development financing gaps. There has been no attempt to link the two in the literature.
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The Azim Premji University-Institute for Economic Thinking Advanced Graduate Workshop in Poverty, Development and Globalization is interested in identifying the complex global interactions that influence poverty and development as well as the development strategies that have proven successful in promoting equitable growth, promoting capabilities, and reducing poverty.