Wednesday, 20 April 2011

African Economic Research Consortium website

A useful resource for those looking at the economics of, or policy within Africa is the website of the African Economic Research Consortium African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) was established in 1988 and is a public non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of economic policy research and training. AERC's principal objective is to strengthen local capacity for conducting independent, rigorous inquiry into problems pertinent to the management of economies in sub-Saharan Africa. It seeks to enhance and network African research.

Key topics covered on the website are:
  • Poverty, Income Distribution and Labour Market Issues
  • Trade, Regional Integration and Sectoral Policies
  • Macroeconomic Policies, Stabilization and Growth
  • Finance, Resource Mobilization and Investment

  • The website provides links to key researchers and research groups based in Sub-Saharan African institutions. It is also possible to search and download examples of working papers from the website.
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