AGOA’s strict eligibility requirements, which oblige African countries to open their economies, create strong incentives to build free markets and pursue economic growth through trade, not aid. And it works. Forty African countries can export nearly 6,800 products into the . marketplace under the Act’s unilateral trade preference agreement. African trade with the . has expanded by four folds; over 300,000 formal sector jobs have been created, and $52 billion of investment in productive enterprises is directly attributable to the trade relationship that AGOA has created between eligible countries and the . Deepening commercial relationships also benefit . exporters. . exports to Africa have grown by 300 percent during the same period. Read full OP ED
What is Wikisum? When I was in graduate school several years ago, my friends and I would routinely share our reading notes with one another. Eventually, I dumped them into this site to make them more searchable and accessible. Initially, the site was an editable wiki (like Wikipedia). I found that the only edits came from spambots, though, so I eventually turned off the editing features. It is now a static website. Perhaps someday I can turn editing back on again. We'll see. In the meantime, you can use these summaries to benefit from the efforts of a previous generation of doctoral students.