Dr. Franklin Obeng-Odoom
Franklin Obeng-Odoom is Associate Professor at the University of Helsinki, Finland. His research interests are centred on the political economy of development, cities and natural resources. Obeng-Odoom's books include Oiling the Urban Economy (2014), Reconstructing Urban Economics (2016), and Property, Institutions, and Social Stratification in Africa (2020). He holds a PhD in Political Economy from the University of Sydney, Australia. He is a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Jones Odei Mensah
Wits Business School, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Jones Odei Mensah is a Senior Lecturer in the Wits Business School at the University of the Witwatersrand. His research interests lie at the intersection of finance and macroeconomics, with particular focus on financial interconnectedness, international trade and macroeconomic policy. He has recently studied the optimal financing of fiscal deficits, systemic interconnectedness among banking institutions, market comovement, and the impact of commodity shocks on business cycles.
He is the Editor of the Ghanaian Journal of Economics, the International Editor of the Colombo Business Journal, and serves on a number of editorial boards.
He is a Director of the AREF Consult, a research and policy network, and he has consulted widely for leading international organisations. He is currently the Editor of the African Review of Economics and Finance.View full profile
Dr. Muazu Ibrahim
University for Development Studies, Ghana
In his career life, Muazu has worked for key organisations such as ActionAid Ghana, Financial Accountability and Transparency - Africa (FAT-Africa) and Regional Advisory Information and Network Systems (RAINS) among others. His engagement with these organisations has largely been on programmes.
He has also consulted for KPMG-Nigeria, UNICEF Ghana, ActionAid Ghana, LOGODEP/USAID, Associates for Change (AfC), RAINS, International Growth Centre (IGC) on several fields including but not limited to sustainable agriculture, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), food security, formal and informal finance, education, governance, health, women's empowerment and macro-level studies.
Muazu also has a firm grip on research both in terms of data/methodology and sound analysis. He has a wide and varied experience in both qualitative and quantitative techniques of data collection and analysis. Beyond development work, Muazu has invaluable experience in academia. He holds PhD in Finance from University of The Witwatersrand, South Africa; MSc. in Development Economics from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK and a BA in Economics (First Class Honours) from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana. He is a Lecturer at the Department of Banking and Finance, School of Business and Law, University for Development Studies, Ghana.
In his early research career, Muazu has extensively published in top-tier journals in the areas of finance and economics. He is one of the Associate Editors of African Review of Economics and Finance (AREF). He is a Research Associate at the Africa Centre on Philanthropy and Social Investment (ACPSI), Wits Business School, South Africa. He is also a Research Fellow with the Macroeconomic and Governance Division (MGD) at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.View full profile
Dr. Gideon Boako
Gideon Boako, Ph.D, Ch.FE is a Financial Economist with years of experience in academia, public policy formulations, and governmental and non-governmental consultancies. Currently, he serves on Ghana's Economic Management Team (EMT) as Technical Advisor at the Office of the President, as well as, the Spokesperson to the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, who chairs the Economic Management Team. He is a member of the boards of the State Insurance Corporation (SIC) Financial Services LTD and Danquah Institute (DI). Gideon has had stints in the academia teaching finance and economics at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology; University of the Witwatersrand and Garden City University College.
He is a Research Fellow at the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and holds Research Associate/Fellowship positions at the Centre for Global Finance-School of Finance and Management at the SOAS University of London, the Institute of Business Research (IBR) - University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, and the African Finance and Economics Consult (AFEC), Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr. Boako has consulted for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), International Institute for Social Studies (ISS), The Hague-Netherlands, Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA), and Southern African Trust/Wits Business School Chair in African Philanthropy, Johannesburg, South Africa.View full profile
Prof. Imhotep Paul Alagidede
Imhotep Alagidede is Professor of Finance at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is also the Executive Director of the African Finance and Economics Consult, the President and CEO of the Nile Valley Group of companies. And Emeritus Editor-in-Chief of the African Review of Economics and Finance. He has nearly two decades experience in the teaching and research in applied economics, policy evaluation, modelling and forecasting. He has held a number of visiting and permanent professorship positions in leading academic institutions in the UK, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritius and Ghana.
Imhotep is a metaeconomist, and a transdisciplinary scholar with avid interest in the noumena behind phenomena. He has published widely in leading international peer reviewed journals, and is the Grand Editor of the Journal of Indigenous and Ancestral Studies. He has mentored a large number of pre-doctoral, doctoral and post-doctoral fellows, and consulted widely for governments, multilateral agencies and blue chip corporations.View full profile
INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
Prof Augustin K. Fosu, ISSER, University of Ghana, Ghana
Prof. Ingrid Woolard, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Prof. Waaseem Mina, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Prof. Theodore Panagiotidis, University of Macedonia, Greece
Prof. Jane Kabubo-Mariara, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Prof. Vishnu Padayachee, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Prof. Uma Kollamparambil, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Prof Yaw Debra, Swansea University, UK
Prof Kalu Ojah, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Prof. Felix O. Ayadi, Texas Southern University, USA
Prof. Samuel Laryea, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Prof. Caroline Hossein, York University, Canada
Prof. Ravi Kanbur, Cornell University, USA
Prof. Abdallah Zouache, Sciences Po, France
Prof. Zeremariam Fre, UCL, University of London, UK
Prof. Wadjamsse B. Djezou, University of Bouake, Cote d'Ivoire
Prof. Simplice Asongu, University of Buea, Cameroon
Prof. Collins Ntim Gyakari, University of Southampton, UK
Prof. Heba Helmy, October University for Modern Sciences and Arts , Egypt
Dr. George Bob-Milliar, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
Dr. Kenneth Soyeh, University of Wisconsin Whitewater, USA
Dr. Nana Akua Anyidoho, ISSER, University of Ghana, Ghana
Dr. Alice Nicole Sindzingre, National Centre for Scientific Research, EconomiX, France
Dr. Hassan A. Ahmad, Loughborough University, UK
Dr. Simeon Coleman, Loughborough University, UK
Dr. Renee Horne, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Dr. Raymond Talinbe Abdulai, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Dr. Nathaniel Ojong, York University, Canada
Dr. Koen Smet, WU Vienna, Austria
Dr. Yoon Jung Park, Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Research Network, Johns Hopkins University, and Georgetown University, USA
Dr. Ferdi Botha, University of Melbourne, Australia