Oxford Handbook of Ethiopian Economy Launched

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Addis Ababa July 18/2019 The Oxford Handbook of Ethiopian Economy, a handbook on a single country in Africa with 50 chapters, was launched today at the Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA) Hall.

Some 70 well-known Ethiopians and other global economists have contributed to the handbook.

The 1,000 pages published by Oxford University Press is classified into six sections.

The sections focus on the key areas of the Ethiopian economy, including economic development, social policy, agricultural and rural transformation, industrialization and urbanization, and structural transformation.

One of the three editors and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, Arkebe Oqubay said at the launching ceremony that the handbook took about four years to become a reality.

He added that the handbook is highly scholarly and emphasizes evidence based research. It seeks “truth from fact,” the editor stated.

Senior Researcher and Emeritus Professor at Leiden University (The Netherlands), Fantu Cheru, and Christopher Cramer, Professor of Political Economy of Development at University of London, UK, are the other two editors.