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Can the Financial Sector Deliver Both, Growth and Financial Stability in Sub-Saharan Africa?

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndustrial Policy and Economic Transformation in Africa
EditorsJo Stiglitz, Akbar Noman
Place of PublicationChichester
PublisherColumbia University Press
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-231-54077-3
ISBN (Print)9780231540773
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015

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NameInitiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia: Challenges in Development and Globalization
PublisherColumbia University Press


Finance provides a particularly challenging area for policy design and research, especially if placed in the context of those countries’ needs for development. The policy challenges and research needs are very large, due partly to a major rethinking of the role, scale and structure of a desirable financial sector, as well as its regulation, in light of the North Atlantic financial crisis, that started in 2007/8. This major crisis also challenged the view that developed countries’ financial and regulatory systems should be emulated by developing countries, given that developed countries’ financial systems have been so problematic and so poorly regulated. Furthermore, it is important to understand the implications of the major international policy and analytical rethinking for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), and adjust it to the features and needs of their economies.

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