Léonce Ndikumana Presents at 22nd Annual General Meeting Of Shareholders Of African Export-Import Bank in Lusaka, Zambia

 

Léonce Ndikumana presented "Mobilizing African Resources for Export Diversification and Development" at the 22nd Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of the African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK) in Lusaka, Zambia on June 10, 2015.  The theme of the annual meeting was "African Direct Investment as a Source of Long Term Finance for Export Diversification and Development in Africa."

Read Léonce Ndikumana's presentation Mobilizing African Resources for Export Diversification and Development

See the Program for the 22nd General Annual Meeting of AFREXIMBANK 

 

 

 

UMass Economics in the News

Nancy Folbre comments in story about possible effects of Greek default and exit from the Eurozone on global economy
By: econnews - June 25, 2015

Regarding job losses from globalization and previous free trade agreements, Folbre says, “Trade theory emphasizes that those who benefit from free trade should be able to compensate those who suffer, making everyone better off. What trade theory doesn’t explain is why the beneficiaries would offer such compensation unless they are forced to do so.” (Observer.com, 6/24/15)

 

 

Léonce Ndikumana’s article “Better Global Governance for a Stronger Africa: A New Era, a New Strategy” in Yale publication “Africa at a Fork in the Road: Taking Off or Disappointment Once Again?”
By: econnews - June 22, 2015

Read Léonce Ndikumana’s article “Better Global Governance for a Stronger Africa: A New Era, a New Strategy” in Ernesto Zedillo (Ed.) Africa at a Fork in the Road: Taking Off or Disappointment Once Again? (pp. 315-330). Yale Center for the Study of Globalization (eBook edition).

 

 

Gerald Friedman says California court ruling that Uber driver was an employee will encourage similar lawsuits in other states
By: econnews - June 18, 2015

Gerald C. Friedman says a California court ruling that a former Uber driver was an employee during her time with the company will encourage similar lawsuits in other states. He also says Uber has been successful because the driver, not the company, pays for fuel, insurance on the car and isn’t responsible for waiting time. (Marketplace [NPR], 6/17/15)

 

Deepankar Basu quoted in Wall Street Journal India re: the “calorie consumption puzzle” relative to India’s growing economy
By: econnews - June 16, 2015

Deepankar Basu is quoted in a news article noting that while India’s economy has grown in recent decades – increasing incomes across the board – data broadly show that up until 2011 calorie consumption shrunk. (Wall Street Journal India, 6/15/15)

Arin Dube front and center in Paul Krugman’s blogpost “The Mutability of Wages”
By: econnews - June 12, 2015