Draft programme

Monday 24 June 2013
  Fennia II Nordia Nautica Baltica
08:00-09:00 Registration      
09:00-10:30 Opening welcome
Finn Tarp
     
  Plenary 1
Chair: Finn Tarp
KEYNOTE: Benno Ndulu
     
10:30-11:00 Coffee      
11:00-12:30 Parallel 1.1

L2C: INDUSTRIALIZATION EXPERIENCES IN AFRICA AND ASIA (I)
Chair: 
Witness Simbanegavi

Sam Wangwe: L2C Scoping Study – Tanzania
Jacob Ng'ang'a: Industrialization in Kenya: What Went Wrong and Why?
Mulu Gebreeyesus: Industrial Policy and Development in Ethiopia: Evolution and Current Performance
Sophal Chan: L2C Scoping Study – Cambodia

Parallel 1.2

EXPORTS, LEARNING AND INDUSTRIALIZATION (I)
Chair: Carol Newman

John Rand: Learning by Exporting: The Case of Mozambican Manufacturing
Wided Mattoussi: From Productivity to Exporting or vice versa? Evidence from Tunisian Manufacturing Sector
Fatou Cisse: Do Firms Learn by Exporting or Learn to Export: Evidence from Senegalese Manufacturers Plants

Parallel 1.3

INDUSTRIALIZATION AND GROWTH
Chair: Channing Arndt

Gaaitzen de Vries: Productivity and Convergence in Africa: What the Long-run Data Show
Hossein Jalilian: Testing for Manufacturing’s Special Role
Imed Drine: How Far is the World Technology Frontier? Closing the North-South, South-South Technology Gap

Parallel 1.4

ODI session: STATE-BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS
Chair: John Page

Dirk Willem te Velde: SBRs and Industrial Policy. An Introduction
Lili Sisombat: Processes for Establishing Effective SBRs and Measuring the Impact of SBRs on the Governance and Competitiveness of Industries
Kunal Sen: The Economics of SBRs

12:30-14:00 Lunch – Restaurant Marine, MCC  
14:00-15:30 Parallel 2.1

L2C: INDUSTRIALIZATION EXPERIENCES IN AFRICA AND ASIA (II)
Chair: John Rand

Majda Seghir: The impact of education on TFP, implications for Senegal
Nguyen Tue Anh: The Evolution of Vietnamese Industry
Charles Ackah: Ghana: Scoping Paper

Parallel 2.2

CAN AFRICA ENTER GLOBAL MARKETS?
Chair: Peter Quartey

Catherine Co: Preferential Market Access into the Chinese Market: Is this a Solution to Africa’s Export Diversification and Growth Problem
Marco Sanfilippo: Impact of South-South integration on the Export Upgrading of African Economies
Sajal Lahiri: Modes of Exports by Sub-Saharan African Firms: Intensive Margins and Interdependencies

Parallel 2.3

INDUSTRIALIZATION AND THE MACROECONOMY
Chair: Tony Addison

Chris Papageorgiou: 
Economic Diversification in LICs: Stylized Facts and Macroeconomic Implications
Marguerite Duponchel: 
How Do Exporters Adjust to Exchange-Rate Fluctuations? New Evidence from the East African Community
Chukwuma Agu: 
Economic Diversification and Macroeconomic Policies: Re-Examining the Missing Link in Africa’s Industrialization Strategies
Daniel Poon: The Missing Link? Capital Account Management and African Industrial Policy

Parallel 2.4

FIRM CAPABILITIES: DOES MANAGEMENT MATTER? (I)
Chair: Imed Drine

Tetsushi Sonobe: Differences in Management Practices and Productivity in Industrial Clusters
Francis Mulangu: 
Exports, Infrastructure and Skill Upgrading, and the Role of Management Skills in Ghanaian Manufacturing Firms
Giacomo Zanello: 
Innovation Under the Radar in Low Income Countries: Evidence from Ghana

 

15:30-16:00 Coffee      
16:00-17:30  Parallel 3.1

THE NEW ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY: INDUSTRIAL CLUSTERS
Chair: Aziz Karimov

Emma Howard: Are Manufacturing Firms in Clusters More Productive? Evidence from Vietnam
Mohamed Ayadi: Disentangling the Pattern of Geographic Concentration in Tunisian Manufacturing Industries
Carol Newman: Clustering, Competition and Spillover Effects: Evidence from Cambodia
Louis Chete: Can Industrial Cluster Strategy Improve the Competitiveness of Industry: Evidence from Nigeria?

Parallel 3.2

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT: ARE THERE SPILLOVERS?
Chair: Sajal Lahiri

Johansein Rutaihwa: FDI Spillovers in Tanzania’s Manufacturing Sector
Nicholas Okot: Are there Productivity Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment in Uganda? Evidence from Firm Level Panel Data
Francesco Prota: Which Domestic Firms Benefit from FDI? Evidence from Selected African Countries

Parallel 3.3

INDUSTRIALIZATION AND SKILLS: IS HUMAN CAPITAL A CONSTRAINT?
Chair: Antonio Cruz

Irmgard Nübler: Education Structures and Industrial Development: Lessons for Education Policies in African Countries
Theo Sparreboom: Productive Transformation, Employment and Education in Tanzania
Paul Kamau: Availability of Technical Skills in the Kenyan Clothing Industry and its Implications on Competitivess in the Post MFA Era
Charles Adjasi: Education, Skills and Productivity: Further Evidence from Ghana

Parallel 3.4

INDUSTRIAL POLICY FOR AFRICA: WHY AND HOW? (I)
Chair: Konstantin Makrelov

Samantha Ashman and Susan Newman: Industrial Policy and South Africa’s Economic Trajectory: From Apartheid to Present Day
Norbert Lebale: Industrial Policy in Africa in a Changing Global Environment

18:00-19:30 Conference reception – Restaurant Marine, MCC  

 

Tuesday 25 June 2013
  Fennia II Nordia Nautica Baltica
08:30-09:00 Special session on the DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme
Dirk Willem te Velde
Nirosha Gaminiratne
     
09:00-10:30 Plenary 2
Chair: John Page
KEYNOTE: 
John Sutton
The Enterprise Map Series: Describing Sub-Saharan Industries…and some Remarks
     
10:30-11:00 Coffee      
11:00-12:30 Parallel 4.1

EXPORTS, LEARNING AND INDUSTRIALIZATION (II)
Chair: Måns Söderbom

Bethuel Kinuthia: Export Spillovers in Kenya and Malaysia Compared
Carol Newman: Trade Liberalization and Learning-by-Exporting: Evidence from Vietnam
Eyerusalem Siba: Learning to and from Export: The Case of Ethiopian Manufacturing

Parallel 4.2

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE: HOW LARGE A CONSTRAINT?
Chair: James Thurlow

Admasu Shiferaw: Road Infrastructure and Enterprise Dynamics in Ethiopia
Gordon Monday Bubou:
Infrastructure and Industrial Development in Africa
Abass Bello: Infrastructure Development and Long-term Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Parallel 4.3

L2C: INDUSTRIALIZATION EXPERIENCES IN AFRICA AND ASIA (III)
Chair: Sam Wangwe

Mohamed Ayadi: Tunisia Scoping Study
Louis Chete: Learning to Compete Nigeria Country Report
Isaac Shinyekwa: The Evolution of Industry in Uganda
Antonio Cruz: Mozambique Scoping Study

Parallel 4.4

STATE-BUSINESS RELATIONS IN AFRICA 
Chair:Dirk Willem te Velde

Lars Buur: The Politics of Industrial Policy
John Page: Industrial Policy in Practice: Africa’s Presidential Investors’ Advisory Councils
Dani Rodrik: SBRs and Structural Transformation in Africa 

12:30-14:00 Lunch – Restaurant Marine, MCC  
14:00-15:30 Parallel 5.1

EXPORTS, LEARNING AND INDUSTRIALIZATION (III)
Chair:Rachel Gisselquist

Amadou Boly: Diaspora Investments and Firm Export Performance in Selected Sub-Saharan African Countries
Dorothy McCormick: Breaking in and Staying in: African Apparel Producers and Global Markets
Dimitri Stoelinga: Understanding Rwanda’s Export Sectors: A Deep-dive into Rwanda’s Merchandise Export sector, Focusing on Destinations, Products and firms

Parallel 5.2

SOURCES OF STRUCTURAL CHANGE
Chair: Miguel Niño-Zarazúa

Ana I. Moreno-Monroy: Structural Change in Space: Comparing the Spatial Distribution of Employment in Selected Sub-Saharan African Countries
Mina Baliamoune-Lutz: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: How Poor Infrastructure and Weak Human Capital Constrain Industrial Development in Africa
Ademola A. Adenle: Promoting Innovative Agribusiness for Economy Growth in Africa-What are the Opportunities and Challenges?

Parallel 5.3

FIRM CAPABILITIES: DOES MANAGEMENT MATTER? (II)
Chair: Dao Quang Vinh

Nahee Kang: How the East Asians Learned to Compete: Comparative Institutional Advantage of Firms in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan
Go Shimada: The Economic Implications of Comprehensive Approach to Learning on Industrialization (Policy and Managerial Capability Learning): A Case of Ethiopia
Cyrielle Auffray: Can Africa Learn from China? Chinese FDI, managerial knowledge spillovers and localisation strategies: insights from the Ghanaian construction sector

Parallel 5.4

INDUSTRIAL POLICY FOR AFRICA: WHY AND HOW? (II)
Chair: Augustin Fosu

Hinh T. Dinh: Research Project on Light Manufacturing in Africa: Findings and Policy Lessons
Isaac Marcelin: Can Export Promotion Agencies Stem the Deindustrialisation in Sub-Saharan Africa?
Akio Hosono: Industrial Strategy and Economic Transformation: Lessons from Outstanding Cases

15:30-16:00 Coffee      
16:00-17:30  Plenary 3

Closing Panel: Where do We Go from Here?
Chair: Finn Tarp

Ernest Aryeetey
Fuad Cassim
Carol Newman
John Page
Dani Rodrik
Witness Simbanegavi
John Sutton
Samuel Wangwe

     

 

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