About Dr. Jean Cedric Kouam

Jean Cedric Kouam is the Deputy Director-Economics Affairs Division and the Head of Fiscal and Monetary Policy Sub-section at the Nkafu policy Institute. He holds a doctorate in economic policy and analysis (monetary and financial macroeconomics) from the University of Dschang in Cameroon.

Implications of the Reduction of Subsidies on Petroleum Products on Macroeconomic Stability in Cameroon

By |2023-03-08T15:51:25+00:00March 8th, 2023|Categories: Economics Affairs, Publications|Tags: , , |

This paper analyses the implications of the reduction of subsidies of petroleum products on macroeconomic stability in Cameroon.

The Implications of Financial Development for Economic Growth in CEMAC

By |2023-02-15T16:15:55+00:00February 15th, 2023|Categories: Economics Affairs, Publications|Tags: , , |

In CEMAC, the amount of domestic credit provided by the financial sector (as a percentage of GDP) has increased by almost 35 percentage points in less than a decade, from 10.57 percent of GDP in 2013, to 45.46 percent of GDP in 2021.

Financial Autonomy of Decentralized Local Authorities and Local Development

By |2023-02-10T09:21:17+00:00February 10th, 2023|Categories: Economics Affairs, Publications|Tags: , |

In Cameroon, local authorities have little financial autonomy because they have limited leeway to collect tax revenue. This right is exclusively reserved to the State.

Entrepreneurship, Youths, and Women Economic Inclusion in Cameroon

By |2023-01-17T08:28:23+00:00January 17th, 2023|Categories: Economics Affairs, Publications|Tags: , , |

Entrepreneurship in Cameroon has not yet effectively played its role which is the pivot par excellence of the economic inclusion of women and youth in Cameroon, as it faces several difficulties. 

The African Continental Free Trade Area: A boon for the “Africa We Want” by 2063?

By |2023-01-11T11:15:56+00:00January 11th, 2023|Categories: Economics Affairs, Publications|Tags: , |

AfCFTA offers entrepreneurs in all ratifying countries larger markets and potential economies of scale to spur economic growth and sustainable, inclusive development.

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