Call for Papers by Kiel Institute Africa Initiative

Africa’s regional and global integration – Lessons from the past and implications for the future

Conference organized by Kiel Institute Africa Initiative & German Development Institute (DIE)

While remaining the most isolated region from the global economy, Africa has realized continuous progress towards a closer and more active integration, both from within and beyond the continent’s borders. The international research conference that is jointly organized by the German Development Institute (DIE) and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) on “Africa’s regional and global integration – Lessons from the past and implications for the future” invites researchers working on deepened (formal) economic relationships, both within Africa and with external partners, to present their original research. Submitted papers need to show a clear link to Africa’s regional or global integration efforts and experiences. We welcome policy-relevant quantitative and qualitative approaches and encourage particularly young researchers and those from the Global South to submit their contributions. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) the linkage of Africa’s regional and global integration with:

  • Trade, including regional and global value chain (GVC) integration
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Structural transformation & (de-)industrialization
  • Digitalization
  • Labor market & migration
  • Household welfare
  • Economic growth & poverty
  • Covid-19 recovery
  • Climate change & sustainability

Depending on the COVID-19 situation, the conference will be held either face-to-face in Bonn (Germany), as a hybrid event or fully virtually. Participants will be notified about modalities in due time. Submissions and related inquiries should be directed exclusively to until 30 April 2022. In both cases, please use “Africa Conference 2022” in the subject line.

For more information, please refer to the call for papers and to the DIE website.

Call for Papers