Call for Papers: World Bank ABCA Conference on Africa (Funded) 2018.
calling for papers examining the Challenges and Opportunities of Firms’
Productivity in Africa.
Stanford, California, on May 31- June 1, 2018. It will cover various
topics pertinent to firms in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is being organized
jointly by the World Bank (Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa
Region), and the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development.
conference will include a keynote address by David McKenzie of the
World Bank and opening remarks by Makhtar Diop (World Bank
Vice-President for the Africa Region), as well as invited contributions
by senior scholars.
- Technology, innovation and firm performance
- Productivity and resource allocation
- The role of firms in job creation
- Worker productivity and incentives
- Data and measurement issues pertinent to firms’ growth in Africa
- High growth entrepreneurship, incubators, accelerators and start-ups.
well as papers that examine the following in the context of firms:
economic growth, conflict, resilience, input and output markets, gender,
property rights, infrastructure, and financial constraints.
and will be considered by a program committee including Marcel
Fafchamps (Stanford), Markus Goldstein (World Bank), Jessica Leino
(Stanford), Pete Klenow (Stanford), David McKenzie (World Bank), César
Calderón (World Bank).