New book: Paths for Sustainable Economic Development: Festschrift for Shubhashis Gangopadhyay

CGF is delighted to share information about a new book: “Paths for Sustainable Economic Development: Festschrift for Shubhashis Gangopadhyay”,  edited by Robert Lensink, Stefan Sjogren and Clas Wihlborg. 

This is a path-breaking  book that addresses important aspects of sustainable economic development, with contributions from 40 leading scholars in the areas of finance, economics, law and development.  

New book: Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Development in Africa

CGF is delighted to introduce a new book "Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Development in Africa", by Issouf Soumaré, Gaston Gohou, Hugues Kouadio, Janvier D. Nkurunziza. 

Issouf Soumaré is a Co-I of the DFID-ESRC funded research project on “Delivering Inclusive Financial Development and Growth” (ESRC Ref ES/N013344/2), which is under the Centre for Global Finance

2018 CBK Banking Symposium

SOAS Centre for Global Finance (CGF), partnered with the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), to jointly deliver the 2018 Banking Symposium on Friday, the 7th of December 2018, at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, in Nairobi, Kenya.

The theme of the Symposium was “Pan-African Banks on the Rise”. The event was attended by the Governor of the CBK (Dr Patrick Njoroge), the Deputy Governor of the CBK (Mrs Sheila M’Mbijjewe), and key stakeholders who have important roles to play in shaping developments in the financial system, industry and commerce, in Kenya, in the context of the rise of Pan-African banks. These stakeholders included bank managers, banking sector regulators, private sector practitioners and researchers.

Victor Murinde spoke about ‘Rethinking national development banks’

AXA Chair in Global Finance - Prof Victor Murinde was invited as a guest speaker at the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) book launch in Brussels on 6th November 2018.


The event featured a recent publication of a study on The Future of National Development Banks, presented by Prof Stephany Griffith-Jones and Prof José Antonio Ocampo. This study provides both research and policy-oriented perspectives on how national development banks can make a significant contribution to countries' development, and analyses their roles within broader economic policy, their governance, and the main instruments they use to perform their function. 

Prof Murinde shared his opinions on the key findings of the study and discussed implications for African and other economies.

“The new book, The Future of National Development Banks, published by Oxford University Press 2018, by Stephany Griffith-Jones and José Antonio Ocampo (Editors), is a game changer! 

"The book provides an in-depth study of national development banks in Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Mexico, and Peru.

"This new books offers important lessons, on governance and product innovation, for national development banks in Africa", said, Professor Victor Murinde, AXA Chair in Global Finance and Director of the Centre for Global Finance, SOAS University of London.