Investment and Competitiveness in Africa

  • Diery Seck

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Financial and Physical Investment in Africa

  3. Trade and Competitiveness in Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Toussaint Houeninvo, Khadidiatou Gassama
      Pages 137-151
    3. Evans S. Osabuohien, John T. Odebiyi, Uchenna R. Efobi, Oluyemi O. Fayomi
      Pages 153-175
    4. Manfred Kouty, Patrice Bonaventure Ongono
      Pages 177-190

About this book


The book provides a detailed analysis of the nature and determinants of finance and trade and their relationship with Africa’s competitiveness.  Investment is examined in its various forms (financial vs. physical), and sources (private, public, domestic and FDI), as well as its relation to the size of domestic markets and export potential. The dimensions of trade related to financial development, trade costs, development of value chains and regional integration are also studied.  The capacity of finance and investment to boost Africa’s competitiveness is assessed to inform continent-wide economic policy.


African Economy Finance and Development African Trade Economic Growth Foreign Direct Investment Regional Integration

Editors and affiliations

  • Diery Seck
    • 1
  1. 1.Political EconomyCREPOL - Center for Research on Political EconomyDakarSenegal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-44786-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44787-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-7262
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-7270
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