Book Launch: Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Development in Africa

23 January 2019, 13:00-15:00
S314, SOAS University of London (Paul Webley Wing)
Lead author & Presenter: Professor Issouf Soumaré, Laval University, Québec, Canada

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This event is free to attend. Promotional code will be offered at the book launch for discount on purchase.

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Further details about the book:

The book is structured into six parts. The first part (chapters 1 and 2) defines the concept of FDI and provides a general overview of FDI in Africa. The second part (chapters 3 to 5) identifies and analyses the potential determinants of FDI attractiveness of African countries. The third part (chapters 6 to 9) studies linkages between FDI and inclusive growth in Africa. The fourth part (chapters 10 to 12) reviews the different agricultural policies in selected developed countries and draws policy recommendations for African countries for the development of their agricultural sector. The fifth part (chapters 13 and 14) studies the linkages between FDI, other financial flows and financial market development in Africa. Finally, the sixth part (chapters 15 and 16) studies the role played by FDI in regional integration in Africa.

Each chapter not only provides an overview of the existing literature, but also present stylized facts on the topic with descriptive statistics and graphs, and later on perform statistical multivariate analyses to draw sound policy recommendations. The reader will find state of the art analyses on FDI-related topics studied by researchers. Policy makers and development professionals will find in this companion book a useful guide to draw sound policies based on facts and rigorous analyses. Researchers who are interested in conducting research on FDI-related topics will find the necessary references to start with and learn the different analytical tools used by researchers in this field of research. This book is therefore a good companion book for policy makers, development agency professionals and researchers, based on stylized facts and rigorous analytical studies.

Lead author and presenter:

Professor Issouf SOUMARÉ is Full Professor of Finance and the Director of International Relations of the Faculty of Business Administration at Université Laval in Canada. He is also the Director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering of Université Laval (LABIFUL) and Co-President of the Pan-African Institute for Economic and Financial Governance (IPAGEF). He worked for the African Development Bank (ADB) at the former Risk Management Unit from 1996 to 1998. He is a Resource Person for the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) since December 2013. He is also part of the consortium of researchers on the “DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme Call 3: ESRC Ref. ES/N013344/1; Research Project: Delivering Inclusive Financial Development & Growth in Africa (Consortium led by Prof. Victor Murinde, SOAS University of London, UK, 2016-2021).”

Prof. Issouf SOUMARÉ is President-Founder of the INSTITUTE SOUMARE OF FINANCE. He is a financial economist, with more than 20 years of experience, specialized in financial engineering, international finance and risk management. He regularly provides advisory services and capacity building seminars for public and private administrations in Africa.

Prof. SOUMARÉ holds a PhD in Business Administration in Finance from the University of British Columbia (UBC, Canada), MSc in Financial Engineering from Université Laval (Canada), MSc in Statistics and Quantitative Economics (Ingénieur Statisticien Économiste) from ENSEA and MSc & BSc in Applied Mathematics from Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire). Prof. SOUMARÉ is also a certified PRM (Professional Risk Manager) and FRM (Financial Risk Manager). He is ASC (Chartered Director) from the College des Administrateurs de Sociétés (Directors’ College) of Université Laval.

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