Professorfosu

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Biography

Augustin FOSU is Professor, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana. He is also holds a number of (honorary) appointments, including: Extraordinary Professor, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa; BWPI Research Associate, University of Manchester, UK; and CSAE Research Associate, University of Oxford, UK. His previous positions include: Deputy Director, UN University-WIDER, Finland (2006-2013); Senior Policy Advisor/Chief Economist, UN Economic Commission for Africa, Ethiopia (2004-2006); and Director of Research, African Economic Research Consortium, Kenya (1998-2004). He holds a PhD in economics from Northwestern University, USA.  He has published widely, with certain rankings listing him among ‘top economists/authors’ in Africa and globally:  http://ideas.repec.org/top/top.africa.html#authors; http://ideas.repec.org/coupe.html

Prof. Fosu is editor-in-chief, Journal of African Trade (Elsevier); co-managing editor, Journal of African Economies (Oxford); and is a (current or recent) member of the editorial boards of many other journals, including: Journal of Development Studies, Oxford Development Studies, World Bank Economic Review, and World Development. He has served in numerous advisory and consulting capacities for international organizations,  and on the President of Ghana’s Economic Advisory Council (2012).