Technology & African Central Banks

Dr. Reuben Jaja shares the result of his research work on African Central Banks. Dr. Jaja is a Post-Doctoral Visiting Scholar at UCLA.

Thursday, October 13, 2011
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Anderson School of Management, Room B-313
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Dr. Reuben Jaja is also the President of the Africa-USA Chamber of Commerce and the President/CEO of BFI Group Corporation.  Dr. Jaja was born in the Kingdom of Opobo in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

 Dr Jaja will discuss his research into technology and African central banks (ABC). As Africa's global trade and investments expands African Central Banks (ACB) face enormous challenge with regard to the pervasive forces of technological innovation in the financial systems, capital markets as well as, the globalization pressures demanding greater levels of standardization or harmonization to improve the international flow of monetary information and funds. The study examined the way ASCs responds to technological change in the business environment of global financial services. The study also looked at the determinants of ABCs’ technological behavior using the implementation of modern "real time gross settlements" (RTGS) financial technology systems. Finally it considered the implications of deconstructing Africa's Foreign Aid Programs towards the elimination of technology-gaps in the ABCs’ global payment systems to improve international flows of monetary information, trade and capital investments.

Cost : Free and open to the public; pay-by-space and all-day parking ($11) available.

UCLA African Studies Center310-825-3686

Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, UCLA CGM/UCLA CIBER.