CSAE Conference 2018March 2018, Oxford.
The 2018 CSAE Conference featured more than 300 presentations in 106 sessions over 3 days. Held at St Catherine’s College, Oxford various researchers converged from Europe, Africa and other places to present new research on issues relating to African economies.
Among the papers presented were Gender Inequality and Marketisation Hypothesis in sub- Saharan Africa presented by Tendai Zawaira of the University of Pretoria; Subsidies for agricultural technology adoption: Evidence from randomized experiment in Uganda presented by Oluwatoba Omotilewa of Purdue University; and Patterns of Poverty in South Africa: A Mixed-Methods Investigation presented by: Rocco Zizzamia, University of Oxford.
Professor Augustin Fosu of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, was awarded the Elsevier Atlas Award for his paper ‘Growth, inequality, and poverty reduction in developing countries: Recent global evidence’ in a special ceremony at the Conference. Prof. Fosu is editor-in-chief of the Journal of African Trade (Elsevier) and is co-managing editor of the Journal of African Economies (Oxford).
The Chief Economist of DFID, Rachel Glennerster gave the Keynote Speech titled ‘Using evidence to inform policy’ in which she exhorted economists to draw on a rich variety of multiple studies and data sources to inform theory-driven policy recommendations.
The CSAE Visiting Fellowship 2019 was also launched during the conference. It is open to citizens of all countries in Africa, and supports a two month residency in Oxford, including flights, accommodation, and a small stipend. It will be held during January to March 2019, and successful applicants will work on a specific piece of work during the Oxford University term, attend seminars and the CSAE conference.