Accession Number:

ADA089018

Title:

ECOWAS: Performance, Promise and Problems,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AFRICA BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC REVIEW WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-06-09

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

Africa Business and Economic Review is pleased to have been asked to present a paper at this conference. Quite by accident, ECOWAS is a subject we were all interested in prior to publishing the Review, and two staff members, Jeffrey Jackson and Justice Zormelo, have published papers on ECOWAS. One of our interns recently presented a paper on ECOWAS at a symposium at Georgetown University, and we have devoted an issue to an analysis of the emerging union. Even though the staff doesnt often agree on economic issues, we are in unanimous agreement that economic fragmentation is a significant impediment to economic growth and development in Africa. Regional economic integration is perhaps the only way to circumvent the problem of small market size and achieve increased efficiency, economies of scale, specialization of production, improved terms of trade and increased economic growth for the region as a whole.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE