Catholic University of Louvain
Fellowship : October 2020 to June 2021
Discipline(s) : Economics
Pays : Belgium
The question of the industrial development of Sub-Saharan African countries has changed at each period of the history of the development thinking. This question has always dominated at each period by the theoretical orientation of the development model that is dominating the analyses of the development process. From 1800 to 1960 the strategy was to improve the economic value of the colonial state without a real development of Sub-Saharan African countries. From 1860 to 1980, Sub-Saharan African countries experienced “white elephants” in place of industrialisation and real development. Nowadays, Sub-Saharan African countries are talking about economic emergency instead of the fact that they are still waiting for the real development that structural adjustment programs that have been promised since 1980. Thus, the main question is the following: How to think an economic emergency that can liberate real development in sub-Saharan African countries in the age of globalisation?
With a scientist base on mathematics and biology, Thierry Amougou is considered a heterodox economist of development. He is a researcher at CETRI (TRICONTINENTAL CENTRE) and an invited professor for last ten years at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. His main areas of analysis are critical analysis of markets and organisations, critical analyses of economic theories and paradigm of development, the analysis the sub-Saharan Africa’s financial dualism, economic globalisation, anthropology of the modern and the links between democracy, market and development in Sub-Saharan African countries.