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Release Date: 03 September, 2018

THE AFRICAN REVIEW OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCE CONFERENCE 2018

For two days in August, Wits Business School (WBS) was a hive of activity and robust debate on the status of Africa’s economic development. Under the theme ‘Growth and Inequality in Africa’, the African Review of Economics and Finance (AREF) Conference 2018 brought together around 90 top scholars and policy makers from around the continent and the rest of the world.

WBS’s Academic Director Professor Paul Alagidede, who chaired the conference, was excited to bring the AREF conference to South Africa for the first time.

“It was a coup for WBS to host the prestigious AREF conference this year, especially as 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of our School,” says Alagidede. “The conference seeks not only to understand the African continent, but also to change it – which is why we ensure that our thoughts and deliberations are brought to the attention of policy makers and to the wider public.”

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