30 November 2021
The first comprehensive handbook of the South African economy, published by OUP, has been informed by a number of SOAS experts.
The Oxford Handbook of the South African Economy seeks to provide a wide-ranging set of original, detailed, and state-of-the-art analytical perspectives that contribute to scientific knowledge as well as to well-informed and productive discourse on the South African economy.
While concentrating on the more recent economic issues facing South Africa, the handbook also provides historical and political context. It offers an in-depth examination of strategic issues in the country's key economic sectors and brings together diverse analytical perspectives.
Contributions have been made by SOAS Director Professor Adam Habib on South Africa's post-apartheid economic development trajectory and by Ciaran Driver, Professor in Financial Economics and Laurence Harris, Professor of Economics, on investment in South Africa.
One of the co-editors of the publication is the Ethiopian Senior Minister Arkebe Oqubay who is both a SOAS alumnus and Research Associate.