International Competitiveness in Africa

Policy Implications in the Sub-Saharan Region

  • Ivohasina Fizara Razafimahefa
  • Shigeyuki Hamori
Part of the Advanced Studies in Theoretical and Applied Econometrics book series (ASTA, volume 43)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Ivohasina Fizara Razafimahefa, Shigeyuki Hamori
    Pages 1-3
  3. Ivohasina Fizara Razafimahefa, Shigeyuki Hamori
    Pages 5-16
  4. Ivohasina Fizara Razafimahefa, Shigeyuki Hamori
    Pages 17-25
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    Pages 27-49
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    Pages 51-60
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    Pages 61-70
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    Pages 71-78
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    Pages 79-104
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    Pages 105-133
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    Pages 135-160
  12. Ivohasina Fizara Razafimahefa, Shigeyuki Hamori
    Pages 161-163
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 165-167

About this book

Introduction

The effects of international trade and foreign direct investment on developing economies have always been controversial. With the unstoppable spread of globalization and the supremacy of "open" policies over "closed" ones, the debate between "participating" and "not participating" in the world economy has been superseded by discussions on the best policy measures for expanding participation and enhancing the accrued welfare gains. Policies to strengthen international competitiveness are almost unanimously considered important means towards those ends. This book examines two policies frequently used to enhance international competitiveness in Sub-Saharan African economies: exchange rate policy and productivity-related policy.

Keywords

Developing Economies Export Foreign Direct Investment Import International Competitiveness Policy International Trade Sub-Saharan Africa Time Series Analysis

Authors and affiliations

  • Ivohasina Fizara Razafimahefa
    • 1
  • Shigeyuki Hamori
    • 2
  1. 1.Director of Economic Affairs Presidency of the Republic of Madagascar BP 955Antananarivo 101
  2. 2.Kobe University 2-1RokkodaiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-68921-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-68920-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68921-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1570-5811