Launch of The Oxford Handbook of the Ethiopian Economy
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in collaboration with Oxford University Press will launch the Oxford Handbook of the Ethiopian Economy edited by Professors Fantu Cheru, Christopher Cramer and Arkebe Oqubay. The launch will be held on the 9th of February 2019, at the UNCC, Conference Room 5.

 The Oxford Handbook of the Ethiopian Economy is a high-profile volume that aims to present an authoritative yet accessible ‘state of the art’ analysis of the past, present and future of the Ethiopian economy.  It also brings together engaged and provocative analytical contributions in a systematic and cohesive way, and sets the research agenda for the future. 

Economic transformation is the central theme and focus of the Handbook, covering the history, policies, performance, and structural change of the Ethiopian economy during the twentieth and early twenty-first century. These experiences are located within the wider political economy and structural transformation of the African continent. 

The Handbook focuses on the key areas of the Ethiopian economy, which include: (i) context, concepts, and history; (ii) economic development; (iii) social policy; (iv) agriculture and rural transformation; (v) industrialisation and urbanisation; and (vi) structural transformation in the African context. 

The intended audience for the Handbook includes research institutions, academics, policy analysts and postgraduate students and the many development partners in Ethiopia working in the various fields encompassed by the topics. 

The book launch will be presided over by the Executive Secretary of ECA and the President of SOAS University of London, and will include panel discussions and a question and answer session involving the general public.