Global Economic Governance (GEG)

As the world becomes increasingly globalized, global economic governance has become a key aspect of economic and political debates. Various policy decisions which were previously deliberated within national governments are now taking global dimensions. Also, the growing interconnectivity of financial markets implies that shocks in specific countries would result in repercussions across the globe. Thus, this points to the need for effective participation of countries in the process of rule-setting in global markets and institutions. The GEG research area seeks to analyze the changing institutional context for global economic governance and the implications for African countries. GEG will examine four thematic areas of relevance to Africa: