Malawi economists to hold inaugural research symposium

The Economics Association of Malawi (ECAMA) has announced that it has organized its first annual research symposium which is scheduled to be held in the capital Lilongwe from 8th to 10th October.

Organizers say the Symposium is pre-event to the ECAMA Annual Conference scheduled to take place on 16–18 October 2014 in Mangochi.

Annually, ECAMA holds a conference that aims at encouraging open, proactive debate and policy dialogue on pertinent economic issues in Malawi so as to inform policy making and influence the development agenda of the country.

Munthali: Symposium
Munthali: Symposium

One of the organizers of the symposium Thomas Chataghalala Munthali says with support from the respective country programs of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) in Malawi the research symposium will bring together local and international participants, including researchers, policy analysts and students.

Research Symposium theme is: An Economically Independent Malawi is Possible: From Rhetoric to Practice. Its sub-themes include, Agriculture and Rural Development, Mining, Energy, Industrial policy and Trade, Pubic finance; Monetary and Fiscal policy and Social Support and Socio-Economic outcomes.

Meanwhile the organizers are calling for submission of extended abstracts.

“Submission of extended abstracts (not more than 300 words) Deadline extended-July 29.This should include introduction, methods, results, recommendations & policy implications. Selected authors with be communicated by August 15 and deadline for submissions of full papers is September 1,” says Munthali

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