Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Centre of African Economies is an interdisciplinary centre conducting research 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.

Publication network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2010 2020

African-owned firms and investment in learning: Local firms in the Ethiopian floriculture export sector

Melese, A. T., 15 Oct 2019, Roskilde University. 192 p.

Research output: Book/ReportPh.D. thesisResearch


Does union membership pay off? Evidence from Vietnamese SMEs

Torm, N., Oct 2019, Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam. Rand, J. & Tarp, F. (eds.). Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Economic nationalism? Domestic gas, rent capture and power generation: a comparative analysis of Mozambique and Tanzania

Jacob, T., Salimo, P., Pedersen, R. H., Buur, L. & Macuane, J., 10 Sep 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearch

Projects 2015 2021

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.

01/01/2015 → …

Project: Research

Activities 2015 2019

  • 7 Lecture and oral contribution
  • 6 Organisation and participation in conference
  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Membership in committee, council, board

The Politics of Natural Resource Investments and Rights in Africa - comparative findings

Lars Buur (Speaker)
30 Jul 201931 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

6th ILO Conference on Regulating for Decent Work

Nina Torm (Speaker)
8 Jul 201910 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

SPIWORK internal team workshop

Nina Torm (Participant), Lone Riisgaard (Participant)
1 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

Somalia connection in sugar smuggling syndicate revealed

Jacob Rasmussen


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Kenya efter valget: Kenyattas kontrolregime når nye alarmerende højder

Jacob Rasmussen & Marie Ladekjær Gravesen


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Three bits of advice for blockchain advocates who think they understand aid

Tobias Hagmann & Adam Moe Fejerskov


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media