AREF Vol.  7 (1), 2015: Subjective Well-being in Africa

Editorial

Subjective Well-being in Africa

Ferdi Botha and Jen Snowball

 

Articles

Subjective well-being, reference groups and relative standing in post-apartheid South Africa

Marisa von Fintel

 

Differences in subjective well-being within households: An analysis of married and cohabiting couples in South Africa

Dorit Posel and Daniela Casale

 

Marriage and subjective well-being in Ghana

Isaac Addai, Chris Opoku-Agyman and Sarah K. Amanfu

 

The relationship between national well-being and xenophobia in a divided society: The Case of South Africa

Steven Gordon

 

Sen, subjective well-being and poverty in Namibia

Rinie Schenck and Derick Blaauw

 

Book Reviews

The Science of Subjective Well-Being

Reviewed by Samuel Adu-Gyamfi

 

 

 

AREF Vol.  6 (2) December, 2014

 

Articles

Community-based forest management in Côte d’Ivoire: A theoretical investigation

Wadjamsse Beaudelaire Djezou

 

Do IPOs underperform in the long run? Evidence from the Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE)

Brownhilder Ngek Neneh and Van Aardt Smit

 

The effect of funding strategy on the lending patterns of banks in Ghana

Angela Azumah Alu, Mohammed Amidu, K.A. Osei and Ransford Kuipo

 

Explaining weak financial development in Africa

Michael Gwama

 

Adoption of financial innovation in the Ghanaian banking industry

Daniel Domeher, Joseph M. Frimpong, Thomas Appiah

 

Real exchange rate misalignment and economic performance in Sudan

Ebaidalla Mahjoub Ebaidalla

 

Book Reviews

Economics of the 1%: How mainstream economics serves the rich, obscures reality and distorts policy

Reviewed by Frank Stilwell

 

 Development dilemmas: The methods and political ethics of growth policy

Reviewed by Paul Alagidede

 

In defence of post-Keynesian and heterodox economics – responses to their critics

Reviewed by Jennifer Churchill

 

Politics, disability and social inclusion: People with different abilities in the 21st century

Reviewed by Eric Paul Tudzi

 

 Nomads in the shadows of empires

Reviewed by Fekadu Bekele

 

Good governance in the era of global neoliberalism: Conflict and depolitisation in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa

Reviewed by Jennifer Lynn Seward

 

Regional integration and social cohesion: Perspectives from the developing world

Reviewed by Christopher C. Nshimbi

 

 

AREF Vol.  6 (1) June, 2014

 

 1. The validity of owner-reported property cost as a measure of property values in a developing real estate market, Cameroon

 Ambe J. Njoh

 

2. Unemployment in Kenya: Some economic factors affecting wage employment

Sheila Kaminchia

 

3. Modelling conditional heteroskedasticity in JSE stock returns using the Generalised Pareto Distribution

Caston Sigauke, Rhoda M. Makhwiting, and Maseka Lesaoana

 

4. Food inflation in Lesotho: Implications for monetary policy

Retselisitsoe I. Thamae and Mpolelo L. Letsoela

 

5. Does automation improve stock market efficiency in Ghana?

Justice Tei Mensah, Philip Kofi Adom, and Maame Pomaa-Berko

 

6. Implication of mergers and acquisitions on stock returns before and during the 2007-2009 credit crunch: An event study

Godfred Amewu

 

7. Peri-urban land rights in the era of urbanisation in Ethiopia: A property rights approach

Achamyeleh Gashu Adam

 

8. Socio-economic adaptation strategies of the urban poor in the Lagos metropolis, Nigeria

Taibat Lawanson and Leke Oduwaye

 

9. Promoting inclusive approaches to address urbanisation challenges in Kigali

Vincent Manirakiza

 

10. The e-waste conundrum: Balancing evidence from the North and on-the-ground developing countries’ realities for improved management

Martin Oteng-Ababio and Ebenezer Forkuo Amankwaa

 

Book Reviews

 

11. Walk with the devil: My endless struggle against the cunning and traps of the devil by  Zakariah Ali

Reviewed by George M. Bob-Milliar

 

12. The experience of economic redistribution: The growth, employment and redistribution strategy in South Africa by ClarenceTshitereke

Reviewed by Graham Larcombe

 

13. The forgotten people: Political banishment under apartheid by Saleem Badat

Reviewed by Heather MacDonald

 

14. The struggle over work: The ‘end of work’ and employment alternatives for post-industrial societies by Shaun Wilson

Reviewed by Janin Bredehoeft

 

15. Agricultural development in China and Africa: A comparative analysis by Li Xiaoyun, Qi Gubo, Tang Lixia, Zhao Lixia, Jin Leshan, Guo Zhanfeng, Wu Jin

Reviewed by Isaac Odoom

 

16. Highlife Saturday night: Popular music and social change in urban Ghana by Nate Plageman

Reviewed by Franklin Obeng-Odoom

 

 

 

 

 

AREF Vol.  6 (2) December, 2014

 

Articles

Community-based forest management in Côte d’Ivoire: A theoretical investigation

 Wadjamsse Beaudelaire Djezou

 

Do IPOs underperform in the long run? Evidence from the Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE)

Brownhilder Ngek Neneh and Van Aardt Smit

 

The effect of funding strategy on the lending patterns of banks in Ghana

Angela Azumah Alu, Mohammed Amidu, K.A. Osei and Ransford Kuipo

 

Explaining weak financial development in Africa

Michael Gwama

 

Adoption of financial innovation in the Ghanaian banking industry

Daniel Domeher, Joseph M. Frimpong, Thomas Appiah

 

 Real exchange rate misalignment and economic performance in Sudan

Ebaidalla Mahjoub Ebaidalla

 

Book Reviews

 

Economics of the 1%: How mainstream economics serves the rich, obscures reality and distorts policy

Reviewed by Frank Stilwell

 

 Development dilemmas: The methods and political ethics of growth policy

Reviewed by Paul Alagidede

 

In defence of post-Keynesian and heterodox economics – responses to their critics

Reviewed by Jennifer Churchill

 

Politics, disability and social inclusion: People with different abilities in the 21st century

Reviewed by Eric Paul Tudzi

 

 Nomads in the shadows of empires

Reviewed by Fekadu Bekele

 

Good governance in the era of global neoliberalism: Conflict and depolitisation in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa

Reviewed by Jennifer Lynn Seward

 

Regional integration and social cohesion: Perspectives from the developing world

Reviewed by Christopher C. Nshimbi

 

 

AREF Vol.  6 (1) June, 2014

 

 1. The validity of owner-reported property cost as a measure of property values in a developing real estate market, Cameroon

 Ambe J. Njoh

 

2. Unemployment in Kenya: Some economic factors affecting wage employment

Sheila Kaminchia

 

3. Modelling conditional heteroskedasticity in JSE stock returns using the Generalised Pareto Distribution

Caston Sigauke, Rhoda M. Makhwiting, and Maseka Lesaoana

 

4. Food inflation in Lesotho: Implications for monetary policy

Retselisitsoe I. Thamae and Mpolelo L. Letsoela

 

5. Does automation improve stock market efficiency in Ghana?

Justice Tei Mensah, Philip Kofi Adom, and Maame Pomaa-Berko

 

6. Implication of mergers and acquisitions on stock returns before and during the 2007-2009 credit crunch: An event study

Godfred Amewu

 

7. Peri-urban land rights in the era of urbanisation in Ethiopia: A property rights approach

Achamyeleh Gashu Adam

 

8. Socio-economic adaptation strategies of the urban poor in the Lagos metropolis, Nigeria

Taibat Lawanson and Leke Oduwaye

 

9. Promoting inclusive approaches to address urbanisation challenges in Kigali

Vincent Manirakiza

 

10. The e-waste conundrum: Balancing evidence from the North and on-the-ground developing countries’ realities for improved management

Martin Oteng-Ababio and Ebenezer Forkuo Amankwaa

 

Book Reviews

 

11. Walk with the devil: My endless struggle against the cunning and traps of the devil by  Zakariah Ali

Reviewed by George M. Bob-Milliar

  

12. The experience of economic redistribution: The growth, employment and redistribution strategy in South Africa by  ClarenceTshitereke

Reviewed by Graham Larcombe

 

13. The forgotten people: Political banishment under apartheid by Saleem Badat

Reviewed by Heather MacDonald

 

14. The struggle over work: The ‘end of work’ and employment alternatives for post-industrial societies by Shaun Wilson

Reviewed by Janin Bredehoeft

 

15. Agricultural development in China and Africa: A comparative analysis by Li Xiaoyun, Qi Gubo, Tang Lixia, Zhao Lixia, Jin Leshan, Guo Zhanfeng, Wu Jin

Reviewed by Isaac Odoom

 

16. Highlife Saturday night: Popular music and social change in urban Ghana by Nate Plageman

Reviewed by Franklin Obeng-Odoom

 

 

AREF Vol  5 (1) December, 2013

 

 

Special Issue on Temporary Migration in Africa

 

1.Temporary Migration in Africa: Views from the Global South

Derya Ozkul and Franklin Obeng-Odoom

 

2.Temporary Chinese Migration to Madagascar: Local Perceptions, Economic Impacts, and Human Capital Flows

Cornelia Tremann                             

 

3.South-South Migration and Sino-African Small Traders: A Comparative Study of Chinese in Senegal and Africans in China, Daouda Cissé

 

4. North-South Migration and Remittances in Ghana

Stephen A. Adaawen and Boabang Owusu

 

5. Consequences of Female Migration for Families in Tanzania

Esther W. Dungumaro

 

6. The Politics of Trans-Saharan Transit Migration in the Maghreb: Ghanaian Migrants in Libya, c.1980 – 2012

George M. Bob-Milliar and Gloria K. Bob-Milliar

 

Book Reviews

 

7. International Migration and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Viewpoints and Policy Initiatives in the Countries of Origin

Reviewed by Thomas Antwi Bosiakoh

 

8. Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History is Reshaping our World

Reviewed by Franklin Obeng-Odoom

 

 

AREF Vol  4 (2) June, 2013

 

1. Africa's Failed Economic Development Trajectory: A Critique, Franklin Obeng-Odoom

 

2. Determinants of Moonlighting in Ghana: An Empirical Investigation, William Baah-Boateng, Prince Adjei, and Abena D. Oduro

 

3. Ethiopia's Investment Prospects: A Sectoral Overview, Henok Asefa, Derk Bienen, and Dan Ciuriak

 

4. Stock Returns and Friday the 13th Effect in Five African Countries, Ferdi Botha

 

5. The Quest for Equity in the Provision of Health Care in Ghana, Prince Boakye Frimpong

 

6. Africa-Asia Trade Versus Africa's Trade With the North: Trends and Trajectories, Tsitsi Effie Mutambara

 

7. Book Review: Millennium Development Goals: Looking Beyond 2015, Reviewed by Thomas Chay Glendinning

 

8. Book Review: Microfinance: Perils and Prospects, Reviewed by Kim Shanna Neverson

 

AREF Vol  4 (1) December, 2012

 

1.The Changing Face of Ghanaian Towns, Kwasi Kwafo Adarkwa

 

2. Combating Forced Labour and Human Trafficking in Africa: The role of Endogenous and Exogenous Forces, Ambe J. Njoh and Elizabeth N.M. Ayuk-Etang

 

3. Why African Stock Markets should Formally Harmonise and Integrate their Options, Collins G. Ntim

 

4. Modern Macroeconomics: A Review of the Post 2008/2009 Crisis Debate,  George Adu and Paul Alagidede

 

5. The New Frontier in Risk Assessment: Estimation of Corporate Credit Rating Quality in Emerging Markets, Dylan A. Smith and David Fryer

 

6. Book Review: Natural Resources, Conflict, and Sustainable Development: Lessons from the Niger Delta, Franklin Obeng-Odoom

 

7. Book Review: Adaptive Collaborative Approaches in Natural Resource Governance: Rethinking Participation, Learning, and Innovation, Danielle Spryut

 

8. Book Review: Food and Development, Gillian Hewitson

 

9. Book Review: The Leaderless Revolution: How Ordinary People will take Power and Change the Face of Politics in the 21st Century, Franklin Obeng-Odoom

 

10. Opinion: Redefining the Money Market, A.P. Faure

 

 

AREF Vol 3 (2) June 2012

 

1. Contribution of Agriculture to Deforestation in the Tropics: A Theoretical Investigation, George Adu George Marbuah and Justice Tei Mensah

 

2. Institutional Analysis of Condominium Management System in Amhara region: The Case of Bahir Dar City, ZelalemYirga Adamu

 

3. Eking out a living: The Livelihood Implications of Urban Space Regulation on Street Hawking in Accra, Ghana,Stephen Adaawen and Stig H. Jørgensen

 

4. Determinants of Computer and Internet Adoption and Use in Cameroon, Blaise Mukoko

 

5. Book Review: Climate Change and Sustainable Urban Development in Africa and Asia, Eric Yeboah

 

 

AREF Vol 3 (1) December 2011

 

1. Editorial: Urbanity, Urbanism, and Urbanisation in Africa, Franklin Obeng-Odoom

 

2. Livelihood Strategies in African Cities: The Case of Residents in BamendaNathanael Ojong

 

3. International Regime Governance and Apparel Labour Upgrading in Export Processing Zones in Urban Kenya, Moses Mpuria Kindiki

 

4. Contestation in the Use of Residential Space: House Typologies and Resdiential Land in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Linda Magwaro-Ndiweni

 

5. Characteristics of Urban Food Insecurity: The Case of Kinshasa, Philippe Lebailly and Damien Muteba

 

6. Peri-urban Agriculture: The Case of Market Gardening in Niamey, Niger, Ludovic Andres and Philippe Lebailly

 

7. Book Review: Food Security in Africa and Asia: Strategies for Small-scale Agricultural Development, Reviewed by Franklin Obeng-Odoom

 

 

 

AREF Vol 2(2) June 2011

 

1. The impact of Corporate Board Meetings on Corporte Performance in South Africa, Collins G. Ntim and Kofi A. Osei

 

2. Does Non-farm income improve or worsen Income inequality? Evidence from Rural Ghana, Bernardin Senadza

 

3. Assesment of the Impact of Oil: Opportunities and Challenges for Economic Development in Sudan, Samia Satti O.M.Nour

 

4. The Meausrement and  Determinants of Economic Efficiency of Microfinance Institutions in Ghana: a Stochastic Frontier Approach, Eric Oteng-Abayie, Kofi Amanor and Joseph Magnus Frimpong

 

5. The South African Yield Curve as a Predictor of Economic Down Turns:An Update, Richard Clay and Gavin Keeton

 

6. OPINION- Is the Repo a Derivative, Pierre Faure

 

 

AREF Vol 2(1) Dec 2010

 

1. Do Bilateral Investment treaties encourage FDI in GCC countries?Wasseem Mina

 

2. A Financial Ratio Analysis of Commercial bank Performance in South Africa, Mabwe Kumbirai and Robert Webb 

 

3. Does political stability improve the aid-growth relationship? A Panel Evidence on selected Sub-Saharan African Countries, Stephen E. Armah

 

4. Book Review. Economics for Everyone: A short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism, Reviewed by Franklin Obeng-Odoom Read Review

 

 

AREF Vol 1(2) June 2010

 

1. The Economy and Intra-party Competition: Presidential Primaries in the New Patriotic Party of Ghana, George Bob-Milliar and Gloria K-Bob-Milliar

 

2. Fractional Integration, Return Predictability and Unconditional Risk: Evidence from African stock Markets, Dooruj Rambaccussing. Read Abstract

 

3. Equity market integration in Africa, Paul Alagidede. Read Abstract

 

 

AREF Vol 1(1) Dec 2009

 

1. Randomness and Non-linear Dependence in African Equity Markets, Paul Alagidede

 

2. Oil and Urban Development in Ghana, Franklin Obeng-Odoom

 

3. On the theory of Optimal Depletion of an Exhaustive Resource: the Case of Oil in Ghana, George Adu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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