2015 Student Research Conference:
28th Annual Student Research Conference

The Implementation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act, 2000
Kayla M. Gunter♦
Dr. Randy Hagerty, Faculty Mentor

This paper examines the African Growth and Opportunity Act as a way to evaluate the effectiveness of a model-based approach of policy analysis. The African Growth and Opportunity Act is a bipartisan piece of legislation passed by the United States Congress in May 2000 that encourages eligible Sub-Saharan African countries to open their economies and build free markets by offering them incentives. The use of Jeffery Pressman and Aaron Wildavsky's implementation model is applied and analyzed to the policy implementation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act after passing through the court room from 2000 to the present.

Keywords: Policy Analysis, Sub-Saharan Africa, Economics, Trade, Implementation, African Growth and Opportunity Act, Bipartisan Legislation

Topic(s):Political Science
African Studies

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 411-3
Location: MG 2001
Time: 3:00

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