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Dr. Koo to address conference in Jadida, Morocco

Won W. Koo

Dr. Koo, Professor of the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics, delivered a keynote address in the 13th Annual Conference of International African Academy of Business Development (IAABD) in El Jadida, Morocco on May 16, 2012. In his address, Dr. Koo discussed Africa’s economic development strategy under globalized trade environment.  His presentation was focused on economic development policy under a dual economic system in which economy is divided into agricultural and industrial sectors. He argued that nations in Africa should focus on development of agricultural sector first and then development of industrial sector on the basis on the nations’ resource endowments. In the conference, Dr. Koo received an outstanding research award for his research on economic development and trade.

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