James Robinson at AERC Plenary Session

On 7 December, 2020, Professor James Robinson will gave a presentation at the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) 53rd plenary session “The Covid-19 Pandemic and Public Finance in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities”. 

The title of his presentation is The political economy of state capacity to mobilize taxes in Africa. The presentation is based on a paper he is writing for the Fiscal states – the origins and developmental implications project. 

The sessions will be held virtually where researchers, academics, policy makers, and non-state actors will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Public Finance in Africa in terms of the challenges ahead and opportunities afforded. The official opening of this session will be by Hon. Dr. Thapelo C. Matsheka, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Botswana and the Policy Panel led and chaired by Honorable Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, Minister of Finance of Nigeria where leaders of Central Banks and Revenue Authorities will be represented. Find out more about the online event here.