Africa and China: Structural Changes and Economic Transformation

  • Starts9:00 am on Wednesday, October 20, 2021
  • Ends10:00 am on Wednesday, October 20, 2021

In a chapter for a World Bank September 2021 publication, Justin Lin and Yan Wang argue African countries should adopt development strategies around their comparative advantages and have credible and capable governments to oversee these strategies to achieve dynamic growth and economic transformation. Lin and Wang's empirical analysis found that 78 percent of China financed and completed projects in soft and hard infrastructures have addressed Africa‘s bottlenecks, thereby creating public assets, which could generate income and jobs. These public assets could also provide a cushion during times of financial crisis.

 

On Wednesday, October 20, join Yan Wang, Senior Academic Researcher at the Boston University Global Development Policy Center, for a discussion on China and Africa's investment history and how they can rethink their development cooperation post-pandemic. This webinar is part of the Fall 2021 Global China Research Colloquium.

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