Paul Christian is a Research Associate at Cornell’s Dyson School.
The African Development Bank, the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Cornell University, the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), and the World Bank are jointly organizing a conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on December 4-5, 2015 on Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS). The conference will coincide with the AERC’s biannual meetings and will highlight policy-focused research related to structural transformation in Africa.
From the call for papers:
“This event will bring together top-tier researchers from around the world and high-level policymakers to advance the dialogue on structural transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa and improve the feedback between the researchers who produce and analyze data and the policymakers who rely on timely and high quality research to improve decisions. The organizers invite submissions from all areas of work related to the micro-foundations of structural transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa, including but not limited to: agricultural productivity and innovation, technology adoption, labor productivity, factor market performance, non-farm labor and labor re-allocation, human capital investment and dynamics, financing and risk management, market access, and related fields of policy-relevant inquiry.”
Extended abstracts (of length 3-5 pages) can be submitted to by email to firstname.lastname@example.org as a pdf file no later than August 1, 2015. Questions should be directed to the conference organizers using the same email address.