Theme: Natural Resources, Institutions and Economic Development in Africa

11- 12th August 2016, Kumasi, Ghana



The African Finance and Economics Consult, in collaboration with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, is organising the 2016 African Review of Economics and Finance Conference. The conference will bring together academics, researchers and policy makers in the area of economic policy and governance, urban and political economy, emerging capital markets, banks and international development institutions. The theme for the conference is ‘Natural Resources, Institutions and Economic Development in Africa’. The interest is either in each of the themes (natural resources, institutions, or economic development) or the interaction among them. The emphasis of the conference will be on high-quality, theoretical, policy and/or applied research focusing on issues relevant to Africa and its relationship with the rest of the world. The conference aims to be transdisciplinary, so papers can be written from within, across, and between disciplines, as well as from outside disciplinary boundaries. Topics of interest include, but not limited to the following:


Political economy



Natural resources

Financial Intermediation

Corporate Finance


Corporate Governance

Market Microstructure

Climate change

International Corporate Finance

Risk Management

Managing resource revenues

Corporate Investment Decision

Global Risk Markets


Efficiency & Productivity Analysis

Macro-financial Linkages


Financial Integration

Financial Policy

Financialisation of nature

Mergers & Acquisitions


Oil and gas

Behavioural Finance

Financial Crises


Asset Pricing

Applied Econometrics


Capital Markets

Financial Regulation

Prof. Augustin K Fosu, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana, Ghana.

Prof. Fidelis T. Suorineni, University of New South Wales, Australia


An extended abstract (300-500 words) or full paper in English should be submitted by on or before May 1, 2016 in pdf  or MS Word format  to: Dr. Franklin Obeng-Odoom: or and Prof. Paul Alagidede: or

All abstracts should include a title, keywords, JEL classification, authors’ names, affiliation and an email address.


Early Paper Submission Deadline: May 1, 2016
Final Paper Submission Deadline: May 15, 2016
Organized Sessions Deadline: May 15, 2016
Conference Registration Deadline: July 15, 2016

The registration fees are as follows (2 paper limit; fees are non-refundable):
$200 for academics; and

$75 for PhD students

Undergraduates can attend the conference for free, if they are not presenting.

The registration fee covers coffee breaks, lunches and conference material.


SPECIAL Sessions

The AREF conference welcomes proposals from policy-makers, academics, research think tanks for special sessions. People interested in organizing a special session should prepare a description of its overall purpose and include the abstract of the different contributions. A special session should have either 3 or 5 contributions. In addition, proposals must state the purpose, format and names of contributors. Please email all special session proposals to and



Authors of papers accepted for presentation at the 2016 AREF conference will be entitled to submit their papers for possible publication in the associated conference issue of the African Review of Economics and Finance, the Ghanaian Journal of Economics, or the Journal of African Trade. Please feel free to contact the Conference Executive Committee to discuss opportunities of publishing your article after the conference.


Dr. Franklin Obeng-Odoom, Conference Chair, University of Technology Sydney
Dr. George Bob-Milliar, Co-Chair, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Dr. George Adu, Co-Chair, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Ferdi Botha, Co-Chair, Rhodes University
Prof. Collins Ntim, Co-Chair, University of Huddersfield
Prof. Paul Alagidede, Co-Chair, University of the Witwatersrand

George Tweneboah, Baptist University College
Dr. Edward Amponsah Nketiah, University of Ghana
Dr. Daniel Agyapong, University of Cape Coast
Dr. Stephen E. Armah, Ashesi University College
Dr. William Baah-Boateng, University of Ghana
Dr. Daniel Domeher, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Dr. Eric Fosu Oteng-Abayie, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology



Prof. Gavin Hilson, University of Surrey, UK
Prof Joshua Abor, University of Ghana, Ghana
Prof. Frimpong Magnus, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Dr. Wadjamsse Beaudelaire Djezou, CIRES, University of Bouaké/Cote d’Ivoire
Dr. Jones Odei-Mensah, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Dr. Alice Nicole Sindzingre, National Centre for Scientific Research, EconomiX, France
Dr. Esther W. Dungumaro, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Dr. Austin Ablo, University of Bergin, Norway
Dr. Nathanael Ojong, Tyndale University College and Seminary, Canada
Dr. Nana Akua Anyidoho, ISSER, University of Ghana, Ghana
Dr. Geertrui Vannoppen, Institute for Anthropological Research in Africa, Belgium
Dr. Yoon Jung Park, Rhodes University, South Africa
Dr. Karim Amin, Umea University, Sweden
Dr. Katja Hujo, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Switzerland
Dr. Koen Smet, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Dr. Samuel Kobina Annim, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Dr. Deborah Brycesson,African Studies Centre, University of Edinburgh, UK
Dr. (Sis) Eugenia Ampofo, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Gideon Boako, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa











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