Shanghai. Photo by Ralf Leineweber, Unsplash

Structural change in developing countries: trends, causes, and consequences

ETD project workshop #2

On 24 January 2023, commissioned research from the Economic Transformation Database (ETD) project is presented at the second of three workshops. The research aims to improve our understanding of structural transformation —how it varies, why it varies, and what the implications of this might be— and to offer new frameworks that provide insight into how to address it. That will generate precious insights on how developing economies, in particular low-income ones, can achieve sustainable, inclusive development.

Workshop agenda
15:00 – 15:05 Opening remarks by Gaaitzen de Vries
15:05 – 15:35 “Impact of Trade and Structural Change on the African Economies” by Paul Ko
Chair | Gaaitzen de Vries
Discussant | Gideon Ndubuisi 
15:35 – 16:05 “Services Sector Acceleration: Understanding the Drivers and Development Implications” by Gideon Ndubuisi 
Chair | Gaaitzen de Vries
Discussant | Julien Wolfersberge
16:05 – 16:35 “The Impact of International Trade on Structural Transformation: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin-America” by Julien Wolfersberger
Chair and discussant | Gaaitzen de Vries
16:35 – 16:45 Closing remarks by Gaaitzen de Vries