Prof. Jones Odei Mensah
Wits Business School, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Jones Odei-Mensah is an Associate Professor of Economics and Finance at the Wits Business School, 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 several editorial boards.
He is a Director of Training at AREF Consult, a research and policy network, and he has consulted widely for leading international organisations. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the African Review of Economics and Finance.View full profile
Dr Hebatallah Ghoneim
Dr Hebatallah Ghoneim. Heba is an economic lecturer at the German University in Cairo (GUC). She has obtained her bachelor degree in Economics from Cairo University, Master of Arts degree from American university in Cairo and PHD degree from German University in Cairo. Her research effort have been mainly focusing on welfare programs, international trade, foreign direct investment and Islamic economics, mainly interested in MENA region.
She has also recently contributed in a research project with ILO in an attempt to provide a descriptive report about collective bargaining agreements in Egypt.
Odile Mackett is a lecturer and PhD candidate at the University of the Witwatersrand's School of Governance.
Her PhD research focuses on the International Labour Organisation's Decent Work Agenda and the implications the traditional framing of 'work' is likely to have for gender equality in the labour market; given the different types of activities men and women engage in on a daily basis.
More generally, her research interests include social security, which is closely linked to access to the labour market, and the importance this has for poverty and inequality outcomes. Current ongoing projects include an investigation of household composition changes, the effects thereof on labour market attachment, and its implications for the efficacy of South Africa's social security programmes.View full profile
Odile is an associate editor for the African Review of Economics and Finance as well as an associate member of the Pan-African Scientific Research Council.
Dr Omolola Olarinde
Omolola Olarinde, BSc. (Econ., Bucharest), MSc. MPhil (Econ., Ibadan) writes on migration and is particularly interested in its determinants, patterns, and effects on the sending economy. She documented the profiles, motivations, routes and risks of mixed migrants from, within and to Nigeria for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She has also worked on international research funded by the Department for International Development (DFID, UK Government) and the African Program for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC, WHO).
She has lectured in the Economics department since 2010 and currently teaches international economics and various other subjects at the Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin. Topics she has written on include: the effects of workers’ remittances on economic development in Nigeria, legal and institutional sustainability standards of biofuel production in Nigeria, and the implications of government expenditure for economic growth evidence.View full profile
Professor Uma Kollamparambil
Uma is a Professor in Economics, based at the School of Economics and Finance (SEF), University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), South Africa. Her areas of research interest are migration, inequality and wellbeing economics within the context of South Africa.
In the last ten years, Uma's research has focussed on the impact of migration on the migrant and the areas receiving in-migration; subjective wellbeing; and mental health. Her effort has been to go beyond income-based measures as the barometer of wellbeing. To this end, Uma has used subjective wellbeing as a lens to analyse the challenge of inequality not just at the country level, but also understand the dynamics of intra-household inequality.View full profile
Professor Martin Breitenbach
Research Interests: Economic Impact Assessment with Specific Reference to Public Project Appraisal and Regional Economic Impact Assessment; Economic-, Agricultural-, Rural-, and Local Economic Development
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
Dr Roseline Wanjiru
Roseline Wanjiru is Associate Professor of International Business and Economic Development at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University. Roseline’s research projects investigate foreign direct investment impacts, international trade and exports policy and organisational strategies for innovation and location decisions. Current projects consider the impacts of economic activity on specific locations, with a focus on investment, employment, skills and innovation outcomes.
Roseline is an expert advisor to government, business and civil society on trade and development policy, exports and innovation strategy. She currently sits on the expert committee advising the UK Secretary of State for International Trade as a member of the Export Guarantees Advisory Council. The Council members advise on the operations of UK Export Finance, the export credit agency supporting British businesses.
Roseline completed a PhD in Economic Geography at the University of Leeds and a Master’s in Development. She has an MBA from the School of Management, University of Bradford (MBA). In addition to extensive international experience working across Europe, Roseline has international experience working in the economies of Sub-Saharan Africa.View full profile
Damien Kunjal is a lecturer in the Department of Business Management at the University of the Free State, South Africa. At present, he holds a B.Com in Finance and Business Management (Cum Laude), B.Com Honours in Finance (Cum Laude), and M.Com in Finance (Cum Laude), and he is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Finance at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
His research interests include, but are not limited to; corporate finance, investor and managerial behaviour, financial risk management, and investment management and portfolio optimization.View full profile
Professor Imhotep Paul Alagidede
Imhotep Alagidede is a Metaeconomist at the Nile Valley Multiversity, Professor of Finance at the University of the Witwatersrand, and the Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies. He is also the Executive Director of AREF Consult, the President, and CEO of the Nile Valley Group of companies. He has over two decades experience in the teaching and research in applied economics, policy evaluation, modelling and forecasting. He has held several visiting and permanent professorship positions in leading academic institutions in the UK, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritius, and Ghana.
Imhotep has published widely in leading international peer reviewed journals, and is the Grand Editor of the multidimensional Journal of Indigenous and Shamanic 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 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, University of Toronto, 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
Prof. 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
Prof. Franklin Obeng-Odoom
Franklin Obeng-Odoom is Associate Professor at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Franklin Obeng-Odoom is Associate Professor at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Obeng-Odoom's research interests are centred on the political economy of development, urban and regional economics, natural resources and the environment, fields in which he has published six sole-authored books, including Global Migration Beyond Limits (Oxford University Press, 2022), The Commons in an Age of Uncertainty (University of Toronto Press, 2021), and Property, Institutions, and Social Stratification in Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2020), a winner of the European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy Joan Robinson Best Book Prize.
Obeng-Odoom is the Global South Editor of Housing Studies, Associate Editor of the Forum for Social Economics , and Series Editor of the Edinburgh Studies in Urban Political Economy.
Dr Obeng-Odoom is one of the world's leading social scientists. He is an Inaugural International Science Council World Social Science Fellow. He has been elected to the Fellowship of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, becoming the youngest Fellow of the oldest learned society in postcolonial Africa. He has recently been named a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences , an esteem conferred on only 1% of social scientists in the world.View full profile