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Made in Africa: manufacturing and economic growth on the continent

John Page and Fred Dews

In this week’s episode, John Page, a senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program, assesses the potential role of several economic strategies in transforming Africa’s industrial development for the global economy.

“Between now and about 2030, the estimates are that as many as 85 million jobs at [the] bottom end of manufacturing will migrate out of China. So the question is: where will they go?” In this podcast, Page explains that with policy change, great focus, and a cohesive implementation of economic strategies, a number of African countries can capitalize on this opportunity in the global market.

Also in this episode: Our regular economic update with David Wessel, senior fellow and director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy. Also, stay tuned for a new segment about issues affecting metropolitan areas with Alan Berube, senior fellow and deputy director of the Metropolitan Policy Program. In this first edition: New Orleans and poverty.

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