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Day 1
07 November 2019
Day 2
08 November 2019
Day 3
09 November 2019
Side Event
06 November 2019

Welcome Speeches


Morning keynote

En  Fadhel Kaboub  
Reclaiming Monetary Sovereignty and Sustainable Prosperity
11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break

Histories of money (Part I)

En  Enrique Martino  
The adoption of global non-state monies in West African history, including cowries and crypto currencies.

Fr  Fatiha Talahite  
Monetary policy in Algeria under the reign of Bouteflika (1999-2019). An approach to economic and monetary history.
13:00 - 14:00



En  Myriam Amri  
Making the dinar, producing the state in postcolonial Tunisia.

Fr  Rym Kolsi  
Monetary policy in Tunisia during democratic transition.

Financial Dependence at the age of Global Finance

En  Elizabeth Cobett  
Hooking in Global Financial Networks: Birth of African Financial Centers.

En  Andrew Fisher  
Hemorrhaging Zambia: insights for a broader research agenda on contemporary financialized dependence in Africa.
16:00 - 16:30


Handling balance of payments problems:What are the possible solutions?

En  Peter Doyle  
A pre-emptive sovereign insolvency regime.

En  Anne Löscher  
Being poor in the current financial architecture. Implications of foreign currency shortage for African economies and possible solutions.
17:30 - 18:00

Coffee break

Evening debates

En  Prabhat Patnaik  
Monetary Sovereignty in a World of Globalized Finance.

En  Jan Kregel  
Financial System Sovereignty, Economic Development and the External Constraint.

Morning keynotes

En  Heiner Flassbeck  
Monetary Sovereignty And Why It Is Difficult To Achieve

En  Cedric Achille Mbeng Mezui  
Domestic Resources Mobilization And Industrialization.
11:00 - 11:30


Monetary Crises: lessons to be learnt

En  Patrick Bond  
The dialectic of neoliberal monetary management and social resistance in Zimbabwe and South Africa.

En  Francis Garikayi  
Structural financial dependency, hyperinflation, currency collapse and dollarization in Zimbabwe.

En  Thomas Fazi  
Not just an African problem: Monetary colonialism in the Eurozone.
13:00 - 14:00


What’s the Meaning of Economic Sovereignty in a Globalized world?

En  Harry Cross  
Accounting for monetary sovereignty: financial accounting and monetary creation as sites of political struggle after decolonization.

En  Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven et al  
Financialization on the African continent:Is it happening and what does it do?

En  Tony Obeng  
The quest for economic and monetary sovereignty in 21st Century Africa: Back to Nkrumah’s Charge to ‘Seek Ye First the Political Kingdom’.

En  Okoli Chukwuma  
Africa and the Globalization Bargain: Towards a Collective Economic Sovereignty.
15:45 - 16:00


African Monetary And Financial Integration: A critical scrutiny

En  Hannah Cross  
The new monetary policy consensus and the CFA Franc: a labour-focused approach.

En  Riaz Tayob  
The AFRO continental currency and its development challenges: some considerations.

En  Carla Coburger  
Peg your currency, perpetuate global inequalities?.

17:30 - 18:00

Coffee Break

Evening Debates

En  Chibuike Uche  
Nigeria, British Economic Interests and the Sterling Guarantee Agreement.

En  Daniela Gabor  
Wall Street Consensus and the de-risking State.

Morning keynotes

En  Ndongo Samba Sylla and Kai Koddenbrock
Monetary dependency in the longue durée.

En  Jerome Roos  
Sovereign debt in the longue durée.
11:00 - 11:30


Why Should we rethink Money and Monetary Reform?

En  Rohan Grey  
The law and macroeconomics of digital fiat currency in Africa.

En  Reda Mokhtar El Ftouh  
What makes a currency reform more or less likely to succeed: lessons from the longue durée historical precedents?

En  Frauke Banse  
The German push for local currency bond markets in Africa – a (Geo-)political perspective.
13:00 - 14:00



En  Silvia Federici  
Women, Money, and Debt Economy
15:00 - 15:30


Which Paths Towards A Monetary System That Enables A Dignified Life And A Healthy Environment?

En  Arndt Hopfmann  
On MMT and the political economy of communism – lessons for Africa.

En  Mehdi Ben Guirat  
Balance of payment constraints, indebtedness and economic sovereignty. Can MMT salvage the Tunisian economy?
En  Max Ajl  
Food sovereignty and indigenous knowledge: A peasant path to peripheral development.
17:15 - 17:30

Coffee Break

Fr  Welcome  

Fr  Ndongo Samba Sylla and  Fanny Pigeaud  
Book presentation : L’arme invisible de la Françafrique : Une histoire du franc CFA
Paris, La Découverte, coll. «Cahiers libres»