Policy Forum

Zimbabwe: Africa’s Shame and Opportunity

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Date and Time
April 15, 2019 11 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute
Featuring Barry D. Wood, Washington Correspondent, RTHK Hong Kong; Steve H. Hanke, Professor, Applied Economics, The Johns Hopkins University, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; W. Gyude Moore, Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development; moderated by Marian L. Tupy, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

Over the past two decades, Zimbabwe has been in a state of almost constant crisis. The once‐​prosperous nation now ranks among the poorest and most repressive countries in the world. Is there a way out of this predicament? Barry D. Wood, who recently traveled to Zimbabwe, will describe the current economic and political situation in the country. Steve H. Hanke will discuss steps that Zimbabwe’s government needs to take to achieve macroeconomic stabilization. W. Gyude Moore will explain the failure of African governments to bring Zimbabwe’s authoritarian government to heel and suggest steps that a more enlightened African leadership could take to break the cycle of violence and economic decline in Zimbabwe. Please join us for a discussion of this once promising and now deeply troubled country.