Paul Brenton

Paul Brenton is the Trade Practice Leader in the Africa Region of the World Bank and is co-editor of the recently released book De-Fragmenting Africa: Deepening Regional Trade Integration in Goods and Services.. Paul joined the Bank in 2002, having been Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Trade Policy Unit at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels. Before that he lectured in economics at the University of Birmingham in the UK. He has a PhD in Economics from the University of East Anglia.    

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    De-fragmenting Africa

    Regional integration in Africa has long been recognised as essential to address the issues of the small economic size of many countries and the often arbitrarily drawn borders that pay little heed to the distribution of natural endowments. But, as is often noted, Africa trades little with itself, at least to the extent that is recorded in official customs statistics. For...

    4 Dec 2013 | Paul Brenton