Gaining from Trade in Southern Africa

Complementary Policies to Underpin the SADC Free Trade Area

  • Carolyn Jenkins
  • Jonathan Leape
  • Lynne Thomas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Carolyn Jenkins, Jonathan Leape, Lynne Thomas
    Pages 1-23
  3. Carolyn Jenkins, Lynne Thomas
    Pages 24-57
  4. Jonathan Leape
    Pages 58-88
  5. Richard Hess
    Pages 89-101
  6. Gavin Maasdorp
    Pages 102-127
  7. Nora Hill
    Pages 128-139
  8. Carolyn Jenkins
    Pages 140-157
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 158-273

About this book


Policy-makers in Southern Africa are increasingly convinced that regional trade liberalization can improve growth performance and stimulate development throughout the region. To succeed where previous attempts have failed, however, governments must address two key issues. The first of these is policy coordination - the broad range of domestic policies must be made compatible with the proposed trade reforms. The second is institution building - concerted attention must be devoted to strengthening weak institutions and infrastructure. The contributors are among the leading authorities on regional integration in Africa.


development economic policy foreign direct investment growth infrastructure institutions integration investment liberalization macroeconomics microeconomics performance reforms taxation trade

Editors and affiliations

  • Carolyn Jenkins
    • 1
  • Jonathan Leape
    • 2
  • Lynne Thomas
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for the Study of African EconomiesUniversity of OxfordUK
  2. 2.Centre for Research into Economics and Finance in Southern AfricaLondon School of EconomicsUK

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