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HIV/AIDS and Possible Social Instability in South Africa

06 August 2010
11:00 - 12:15

Date :

06 August 2010

Time :

11:00 – 12:15

Presenters :

Professor Oumar Bouare


The seminar will focus on the following:

  • The state of the epidemic 
  • Internal migration and contextual factors as engines for the spread of the disease 
  • Reduction in national pie and HIV/AIDS orphans as engines for social instability 
  • What can be done to tackle the issue?

The presentation from the seminar is now available for download 

The audio presentation for the seminar is available for download

Professor Oumar Bouare is the Coordinator of the Cell of Analysis and Prospective at the Office of the Prime Minister of Mali, where he does research on economic and social problems Mali is likely to face in the short and long term in order to guide the Prime Minister’s economic and social policies. Before he joined the Office of the Prime Minister, he was a Chief Research Specialist at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) from 1998 to 2003. He holds a PhD in mathematics (Pierre & Marie-Curie University, Paris), a PhD in economics (New School University, New York) and an MA in economics and philosophy (Sorbonne, Paris).

He exhibited the logical flaws of David Ricardo’s 191 years old international trade theory in his paper entitled “An Evaluation of David Ricardo’s Theory of Comparative Costs: Direct and Indirect Critiques,” Journal of Economic Development (2009). His theory of international trade was published in 1998 in the journal Economia Internazionale under the title “Profit and Profit and Externalities as a Basis for International Trade”. In a follow-up paper, “The Free Trade and Protectionism Dividing Line: A Profit Maximization Approach,” which is forthcoming in the Nigerian Journal of Economics and Social Sciences (2010), he determined in the economics literature the dividing line between the free trade and protectionism. He has published on topics such as demography, economic globalisation, ecology, labor economics, HIV/AIDS, respectively in the Southern African Journal of Demography (2001-2002), Journal of Public Administration (2001), African Journal of Ecology (2002), South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences (2003), and African Journal of Reproductive Health (2009).

His name was selected to appear in Who’s Who in Economics in the 21st Century (2002, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, UK) and in Great Minds of the 21st Century (2002, American Biographical Institute, North Carolina, USA). He is the Lifetime Deputy Governor of the Board of Governors of American Biographical Institute. He has been a chairman of a session of the Eastern Economic Association in the United States of America from 2000 to 2003.

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