The Centre of African Economies is an interdisciplinary research centre within the Department of Social Sciences and Business at Roskilde University. Scholars associated with the centre research and publish on contemporary economic dynamics in Africa.

The Centre of African Economies researches and publishes on contemporary economic dynamics in Africa with a particular focus on:

  • the nature, pace and outcomes of capitalist transformation processes unfolding across the African continent;
  • who benefits and how those benefits are shared as well as how the distribution of economic benefits is contested and the implications for political instability;
  • linkage between the regulation of economic transactions and state formation in African countries; and
  • how commodification shapes relationships of humanitarianism and development and its impact on Africans.
Researchers at the Centre provide unique insights into these processes by applying methodologies that emphasize in-depth country knowledge as well as comparative work, and by employing both quantitative and qualitative analysis. Countries currently covered by the centre research include Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Somalia, and Tanzania.

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Publikationer 2010 2019

Light Manufacturing in Ethiopia: The apparel export industry

Whitfield, L. & Staritz, C., 17 jan. 2019, The Oxford Handbook of the Ethiopian Economy. Cheru, F., Cramer, C. & Oqubay, A. (red.). Oxford University Press

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningpeer review

The Corporate Karma Carnival: Offline and Online Games, Branding and Humanitarianism at the Roskilde Festival

Christiansen, L. B. & Olwig, M. F., 4 jan. 2019, Global Humanitarianism and Media Culture . Lawrence, M. & Tavernor, R. (red.). Manchester: Manchester University Press, s. 246-267 22 s.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningpeer review

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Advocacy Narratives and Celebrity Engagement: the Case of Ben Affleck in Congo

Budabin, A. C. & Richey, L. A., 23 maj 2018, I : Human Rights. 40, s. 260-286 27 s.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Projekter 2015 2021

SPIWORK: Informal Worker Organisation and Social Protection

Riisgaard, L., Torm, N. & Mitullah, W.


Projekter: Forskning

Hierarchies of Rights

Buur, L., Jaime Macuane, J., Mondlane Tembe, C., Monjane, C. M., Salimo, P., Patey, L., Maganga, F., Pedersen, R. H., Mwakaje, A., Kweka, O., Sulle, E., Jacob, T. & Jarnholt, E. D.

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Projekter: Forskning

Aktiviteter 2017 2017

  • 1 Foredrag og mundtlige bidrag

Keynote Presentation: From Stigma to Brand: Commodifying and Aestheticizing Urban Poverty and Violence

Lisa Ann Richey (Oplægsholder)
16 feb. 2017

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentationForedrag og mundtlige bidrag


Somalia connection in sugar smuggling syndicate revealed

Jacob Rasmussen


1 element af mediedækning


Kenya efter valget: Kenyattas kontrolregime når nye alarmerende højder

Jacob Rasmussen & Marie Ladekjær Gravesen


1 mediebidrag