Book launch by Minister Arkebe Oqubay
The Policy Center for the New South is pleased to host the book launch of H.E. Arkebe Oqubay, Senior Minister and Special Adviser to the Ethiopian Prime Minister on Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at 10:00.
Minister Oqubay will be presenting three of his latest books:
China-Africa and an Economic Transformation, which considers China-Africa relations in the context of a global division of labor and power, and through the history and experiences of both China and Africa. It examines the core ideas of structural transformation, productive investment and industrialization, international trade, infrastructure development, and financing.
How Nations Learn: Technological Learning, Industrial Policy, and Catch-up, which examines how nations learn by reviewing key structural and contingent factors that contribute to dynamic learning and catch-up. It highlights also the importance of technological learning at firm level, policy learning by state, and understanding the context in which successful learning occurs.
The Oxford Handbook of the Ethiopian Economy, which studies Ethiopia’s unique model of development, where the state plays a central role, and where a successful industrialization drive has challenged the long-held erroneous assumption that industrial policy will never work in poor African countries.
The event will take place at 10:00 and will be held at the headquarters of the Policy Center for the New South, located at: Suncity Complex, Building C, angle Addolb Avenue and Albortokal Street, Hay Riad, Rabat.
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H.E. Arkebe Oqubay, Senior Minister and Special Adviser to the Ethiopian Prime Minister
Arkebe Oqubay, PhD, is a Senior Minister and Special Adviser to the Ethiopian Prime Minister, and has been at the centre of policymaking for over twenty-five years. He is the former Mayor of Addis Ababa and was awarded the Best African Mayor of 2006 by ABN, a finalist World Mayor Award 2006, for transforming the city. He currently serves as board chair of several leading public organizations and international advisory boards, and is a recipient of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, presented by the Emperor of Japan.
Dr Arkebe holds a PhD in development studies from SOAS, University of London, and is a research associate at the Centre of African Studies in the University of London. He is one of the leading development economists, and his recent published works include his path-breaking Made in Africa (Oxford University Press, 2015); The Oxford Handbook of the Ethiopian Economy (Oxford University Press, 2019); How Nations Learn: Technological Learning, Industrial Policy, and Catch Up (Oxford University Press, 2019); China-Africa and an Economic Transformation (Oxford University Press, 2019); African Economic Development: Evidence, Theory, and Policy (Oxford University Press, forthcoming), and The Oxford Handbook of Industrial Hubs and Economic Development (Oxford University, forthcoming).
Dr Arkebe was recognized by the New African as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans of 2016 and a “leading thinker on Africa’s strategic development” for his work, both practical and theoretical, on industrialization and industrial policies. His research focus includes structural transformation, catch-up, industrial policy, and policymaking, with a special emphasis on Africa.