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Karl Wohlmuth, Achim Gutowski, Magda Kandil, Tobias Knedlik, Osmund O. Uzor (Eds.)
Macroeconomic Policy Formation in Africa - Country Cases
Reihe: African Development Perspectives Yearbook
Bd. 17, 2014, 368 S., 69.90 EUR, 69.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90522-2

Volume 17 of the African Development Perspectives Yearbook with the title Macroeconomic Policy Formation in Africa - Country Cases considers three major issues:

First, the volume considers macroeconomic policies in post-conflict countries, especially by reviewing the growth, social progress and public finance strategies. Also the reconstruction of macroeconomic policy institutions is considered. Sudan and South Sudan are the country cases included.

Second, the volume contains analyses of macroeconomic policy formation in West Africa. Country case studies are presented on Nigeria and Senegal; also the feasibility of a second West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) in ECOWAS beside of the West African Communauté Financière Africaine (CFA) Franc Zone is analyzed.

Third, the volume has a large section with Book Reviews and Book Notes, covering studies on macroeconomic policy formation and institutions by researchers and experts from universities, governments, donors and international organizations.

Volume 17 is complementary to Volume 16 with the title Macroeconomic Policy Formation in Africa - General Issues. Volume 16 presented new macroeconomic policy frameworks for Africa and new macroeconomic strategies for the Arab Spring countries in Nord Africa. The new Volume 17 and the prior Volume 16 provide a systematic review and an evidence-based evaluation of macroeconomic policy formation processes in Africa.

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