Editorial Board

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      Prof. Imhotep Paul Alagidede

      paul.alagidede@wits.ac.za / alagidede@gmail.com


      Paul Alagidede is a Professor of Finance at the University of the Witwatersrand, and the Executive Director of the African Finance Consult. He obtained his bachelor's degree in Economics and History from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, a master's degree with distinction in Economics and Finance and a PhD in Economics from Loughborough University, UK.

      He is the founding editor-in-chief of the African Review of Economics and Finance, the Ghanaian Journal of Economics, and the managing editor of the Journal of African Political Economy and Development. Paul has published widely in the International Review of Financial Analysis, Review of Financial Economics, Quarterly Journal of Economics and Finance and Economics Letters. His research interest covers financial markets, public sector and development macroeconomics.

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      Prof. Franklin Obeng-Odoom



      Franklin Obeng-Odoom is Associate Professor at University of Helsinki, Finland. His research interests are centred on the political economy of development, cities and natural resources.

      Franklin's books include Oiling the Urban Economy: Land, Labour, Capital, and the State in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana (Routledge, London) and Reconstructing Urban Economics: Towards a Political Economy of the Built Environment (Zed, London). He is the Editor of African Review of Economics and Finance. He holds a PhD (Political Economy) from the University of Sydney, M.Sc (Urban Economy) from the University College of London and. BSc (Land Economy) from KNUST

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      Dr. George M. Bob-Milliar

      bobmilliar.cass@knust.edu.gh / bobmilliar1@gmail.com.


      Dr. George M. Bob-Milliar is a Senior Lecturer, and Head of Department of History and Political Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. He holds a Ph.D. in African Studies, with specialization in politics and development. His research interests include comparative politics, African politics, Ghanaian political history, political economy of development, democratic theory, political culture, qualitative methods, African Diaspora Studies and Informal institutions.

      He has been visiting fellow at Cambridge University, Makerere University, and the Danish Institute for International Studies. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of African Political Economy and Development

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      Dr. Gideon Boako



      Dr. Gideon Boako is a lecturer in finance at the Kwame Nkumah University of Science and Technology and a Technical Economic Adviser to the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana. He has MSc and MBA in Finance from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and a PhD in Finance from the University of the Witwatersrand.

      Dr. Boako is self-motivated individual with strong commitment to advance knowledge through teaching and research in competitive environments. He is very skilled advanced econometrics. He has strong organisational and analytical skills and his approach to modelling, forecasting and instilling knowledge is second to none. Gideon has published widely in leading international peer reviewed journals

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      Prof. Collins G. Ntim

      Email: c.g.ntim@soton.ac.uk


      Professor Collins Ntim is a Professor of Accounting within the Business School at the University of Southampton. Collins re-joined Southampton Business School in October 2016 as a Professor of Accounting and Head of Department of Accounting from the University of Huddersfield, where he was a Professor of Accounting and Finance, and Director of Graduate Education in the Business School.

      Prior to joining Huddersfield, Collins was a Lecturer (Aberystwyth University, and University of Glasgow) and Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Universities of Glasgow and Southampton) in accounting and finance. He has a PhD (University of Glasgow), an MRes with Distinction (University of Glasgow), an MSc with Distinction (University of Leicester), and a BSc with First Class (University of Ghana) degrees in accounting and finance, as well as a Postgraduate Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education (Aberystwyth University) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

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      Dr. Ferdi Botha

      Email: F.botha@ru.ac.za


      Department of Economics, Rhodes University, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa.







      Prof. Ingrid Woolard, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

      Prof Augustin K. Fosu, ISSER, University of Ghana, Ghana

      Prof. Waaseem Mina, United Arab Emirates University, UAE

      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. Emeritus John Weeks, SOAS, University of London, UK

      Prof. Caroline Hossein , York University, Canada

      Prof. Ravi Kanbur, Cornell University, USA

      Prof. Abdallah Zouache, Sciences Po, France

      Dr. Wadjamsse B. Djezou , University of Bouake, Cote d'Ivoire

      Dr. Simplice Asongu, University of Buea, Cameroon

      Dr. Nathanael Ojong, Tyndale University, Canada

      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. Theodore Panagiotidis, University of Macedonia, Greece

      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. Zeremariam Fre, UCL, University of London, UK

      Dr. Koen Smet, WU Vienna, Austria

  • The African Review of Economics and Finance (AREF) is the official journal of the African Finance and Economics Consult (AFEC). The journal acknowledges that the word 'economics' is plural and all economies are positioned, situated, and embedded in particular societies. Therefore, how the economy is studied must necessarily be plural. From this perspective, the journal welcomes high quality articles in theoretical and empirical economics, be they orthodox, heterodox, or economics as an interdisciplinary social science, with special emphasis on African economies and/or how they relate to other economies in Africa or the rest of the world. There is no limit on the topics of interest. Contributions can be either innovation in economic theory or rigorous new applications of existing theory in areas such as behavioural economics and decision theory, game theory, general equilibrium theory, contract theory, public finance, financial economics, industrial organisation, labour economics, political economy of development, urban and regional political economy, and agrarian political economy.

    At the same time AREF publishes papers of high quality dealing with the confrontation of relevant economic theory with observed data through the use of adequate econometric and transdisciplinary methods. Empirical papers may cover topics such as estimation of established relationships between economic variables, testing of hypotheses derived from economic theory, policy evaluation, simulation, forecasting, econometric methods and measurement.

    As a general interest journal, AREF emphasizes the replicability of empirical results or transparency of method where papers are qualitative in orientation and may not be replicable. Replication studies of important results in the literature - both with positive or negative results - may be published as short papers in AREF. Authors are expected to make available their data set in case readers, editors or referees should want to replicate results reported in submitted contributions. AREF also welcomes book reviews, and special issues of international conferences and workshops.