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Oxford University Press
09 October 2014
Economic growth; Development economics; Political economy
Zambia is a landlocked mineral dependent country in Southern Africa whose history is intimately entwined with the copper mining industry. Having gained Independence from Britain in 1964 at the height of a copper boom, the country experienced a slow and painful economic decline over the next quarter century. However, following a traumatic and protracted process of economic adjustment through the 1990s and early 2000s, Zambia's economic potential is now better than it has been at any time since Independence. This book, which contains a set of rigorous but accessible essays by a range of Zambian and international scholars, seeks to examine the challenges and opportunities that currently face Zambian policymakers as they seek to harness the country's valuable natural assets to broad-based and sustainable economic growth over the coming decades. Written in a non-technical manner by leading scholars in the field, the chapters address key challenges in the areas of natural resource management, agriculture, trade, employment and migration, education, finance, and investment. This is the second volume in the Africa: Policies for Prosperity series following on from the successful first volume on Kenya.
Edited by:   Christopher Adam (Professor of Development Economics and Research Associate CSAE University of Oxford), Paul Collier (Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, and Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies, Department of Economics, University of Oxford), Michael Gondwe (Governor, Bank of Zambia)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 168mm,  Spine: 33mm
Weight:   864g
ISBN:   9780199660605
ISBN 10:   0199660603
Series:   Africa: Policies for Prosperity
Pages:   480
Publication Date:   09 October 2014
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Christopher Adam is Professor of Development Economics at the University of Oxford. He studied economics at the University of St Andrews in Scotland and at Nuffield College, Oxford. His research is primarily on the macroeconomics of low-income economies, particularly those of Sub-Saharan Africa. He is a Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of African Economies, Fellow of the European Development Network, Visiting Professor at the University of Clemont-Ferrand, France and occasional Visiting Scholar at the IMF. He currently serves as Lead Academic for Tanzania for the International Growth Centre and is Vice Chair of the Board of the African Economic Research Consortium. Paul Collier, CBE, is a Professor of Economics and Director for the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford. From 1998 to 2003 he was the Director of the Development Research Group of the World Bank. He is the author of several books including 'The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It' which won the Lionel Gelber, the Arthur Ross and Corine prizes. His most recent book 'The Plundered Planet: Why We Must and How We Can Manage The World's Natural Resources to Ensure Global Prosperity' has recently been published. His research covers the causes and consequences of civil war; the effects of aid and the problems of democracy in low-income and natural-resources rich societies. Michael Gondwe, was appointed Governor of the Bank of Zambia on 12 December 2011. He had, prior to this appointment, served as the President and the Chief Executive Officer of the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank, commonly known as the PTA Bank. He assumed the position of President of the PTA Bank on 27 March 2001 and served in that position, following his re-appointment in 2006, until his appointment as Governor. Dr Gondwe served in senior positions in the PTA Bank for 15 years before his appointment as President. He worked for the Zambia Industrial and Mining Corporation (ZIMCO) and the Bank of Zambia before joining the PTA Bank. Dr Gondwe holds law degrees from the University of Zambia and the University of Virginia. He also holds an MBA from Moi University and a Diploma in Finance from the Kenya College of Accountancy. He is an alumnus of the Advanced Management Program of the University of Oxford.

Reviews for Zambia: Building Prosperity from Resource Wealth

Christopher Adam, Paul Collier and their colleagues provide and expert guide for Zambia to follow if it is to make the best use of its 'second chance'. * Martin Meredith, The Times Literary Supplement *

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