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1st Edition

The Service Sector and Economic Development in Africa

ISBN 9780367665463
Published September 30, 2020 by Routledge
292 Pages

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Book Description

The service sector accounts for a huge proportion of global employment, and is the biggest driver of gross domestic product in developing nations. Yet there has been little research uncovering its scope, potential and implications on sustained and inclusive economic growth. This is especially true for Africa, which has seen a strong growth trajectory in recent years. This book presents a new frontier of research, offering insightful perspectives on the 21st-century realities of the service sector and its effect on economic development in Africa.

The analysis presented here will be of relevance to academics and policymakers with an interest in Africa’s role in the global economy.

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Evelyn F. Wamboye is Associate Professor of Economics at Pennsylvania State University. Her research areas include foreign capital flows, technological change and issues in international development. She has published numerous articles in refereed journals, book chapters, and a book on foreign capital flows in Africa. Evelyn has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Peter J. Nyaronga is Senior Economic Advisor at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Tanzania. He has contributed to numerous reports and development strategies on tourism and natural resources in the ministry, East African community and South African Development Cooperation. His research is in international economics and development economics. He received his graduate degree from University of Dar es Salaam.