The 2019 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group will be held from 11-14 June 2019, in Malabo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Find out more


Abdul B.Kamara

Abdul B. Kamara is a published researcher and Manager of the Research Division of the African Development Bank (ADB). As Research Manager, Kamara works in a team that identifies strategic priorities for Bank-led research on African economic and social development, and takes responsibility for supervising senior research professionals and publishing the Bank’s key flagship publications. Read more

Arne Bigsten

Arne Bigsten is Professor of Development Economics at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and Chair of the Board of the African Economic Research Consortium. His research has concerned income distribution, poverty and growth, trade and aid and economic policy, particularly in Africa. He has undertaken projects for, among others, the World Bank, United Nations, OECD, ILO, WIDER and Sida. Read more

Augstin K.Fosu

Professor Augstin K.Fosu is Deputy Director, UN University-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland; honorary RDRC Research Fellow, University of California-Berkeley, USA; and honorary BWPI Research Associate, University of Manchester, UK. Previous positions include Senior Policy Advisor /Chief Economist, UN Economic Commission for Africa; and Director of Research, African Economic Research Consortium.  He holds a PhD in economics from Northwestern University . Read more

Baharul Islam

Dr Baharul Islam is the Chairman and CEO of SOUTH ASIA DEVELOPMEMT GATEWAY. Dr Baharul Islam has been working in the area of Information Technology policy and legal issues, Rural Development, Poverty Reduction, teaching and researching information society and emerging knowledge economy for more than a decade. Read more

Brahim Mansouri

Dr Brahim Mansouri is Professor of Economics and Director of the Group of Research on Economics and Finance (GREF), Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech/Morocco. His major fields of Interest are macroeconomics, public finance, governance, political economy, finance, bridging research and policy. Read more

Colin Kirk

Dr Colin Kirk has worked in international development for over 20 years, including many years in the evaluation field. He studied at the Universities of Cambridge, Colombo and Sussex, completing his DPhil in Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex.  He worked for several years as a social development analyst with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), working mainly in South Asia and West Africa, and was appointed head of DFID’s Evaluation Department in 1999. In 2004, he moved to Kigali to head DFID’s office in Rwanda. Read more

Detlev Puetz

Surname :   PUETZ
Name      :   Detlev
Date of Birth:   July 26, 1957
Nationality :   German

University Degrees :

  • 1992 :   Ph.D. in Agriculture Economics University of Bonn, Germany
  • 1984 :   MSc. equiv. in Agriculture Economics University of Bonn, Germany
  • 1979 :   BSc. equiv. in Agronomy University of Bonn, Germany  Read more

Ernest Aryeetey

Professor Ernest Aryeetey is the Director of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana, Legon. He will join on a full time basis from January 2010 onwards the US Brookings institution as senior fellow and director of the Africa Growth Initiative. Part of the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings, the Africa Growth Initiative focuses on Africa’s development challenges, and aims to draw more heavily on knowledge and analysis of Africa researchers. Read more

Fernando Leonardo Hernàndez

Dr Fernando Leonardo Hernàndez, a Chilean national, is Lead Economist in the PREM Network, Economic Policy and Debt Department of the World Bank, since January 2009. He holds a BA and a Masters’ Degree in Economics from Catholic University of Chile, a MA in Economics and a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Columbia University, New York. Before joining the World Bank Mr. Hernández was at the Central Bank of Chile, where he occupied several positions: Deputy General Manager (2005-2008), Principal Economic Advisor to the Governor (2003-2005) Read more

Giorgia Giovannetti

Giorgia Giovannetti is full Professor of Economics at the University of Florence (since 2001) and visiting Professor at the European University Institute, where she acts as Scientific Director of the European Report on Development. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge - UK, and has held positions at the Universities of Cambridge (fellow of Trinity College), Rome and Cassino. She has been visiting Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), and New York University (in Florence) Read more

Gaston Gohou

Dr Gaston Gohou is a Principal Economist at the African Development Bank (AfDB). He is an expert on development and poverty issues, and on project/program management with more than 18 years of professional experiences. Dr. GOHOU worked previously for the Government of Cote d’Ivoire, the World Bank in Abidjan and Washington DC, and a private consulting firm in Canada. He also taught development economic at the University of Maryland at College Park, USA. He advised several Governments in Africa and Asia on the design, implementation Read more

Hatem Salah

Hatem salah is a Doctor of Economics from the University of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne), France. He also holds master’s degrees in International Economics & Development Economics from the University of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne), France. He is an Associated Professor at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Tunis, University of Manouba (Tunisia). He works also for the International Institutions (World Bank, OECD, United Nations, African Bank Development etc…) Read more

Hiroyuki Kiyota

Hiroyuki Kiyota is a doctoral candidate of the Graduate School for International Cooperation Studies, Takushoku University, Tokyo, while he also holds master’s degrees in economics and international development from Boston University, USA and from Takushoku University, respectively. He worked for the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) as a Research Associate of research director from 2007 to 2009. Read more

Hilary Nwokeabia

Hilary Nwokeabia is an international development economist that has worked and published extensively on Africa's development issues and the problematic surrounding them. He has conducted research on different programmes and economic and social cooperation measures adopted at global level, with direct impact on individual or group of African countries.  He was a key contributor to design and evaluation of African Priority Programmes for Economic Recovery (APPER), United Nation's New Agenda for Development of Africa (UNNADAF) Read more

Issouf Soumaré

Issouf Soumaré is currently Associate Professor of Finance and Managing Director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering at Laval University in Canada. He is also responsible for the MBA & MSc Finance and MSc Financial Engineering programs at the same university. His research and teaching interests included risk management, financial engineering and numerical methods in finance. His theoretical and applied financial economic works haves been published in leading international economics and finance journals. Read more

Isabella Massa

Isabella Massa has policy-oriented research experience, in particular with respect to African countries. Her work has recently focused on the effects of the global financial crisis in developing countries (mainly in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia) and she has gained relevant experience in assessing the economic vulnerability and resilience of LDCs in the face of the current global crisis. Her research interests focus on private capital flows, stock markets development and economic growth as well. Read more

John Page

John Page is a Senior Fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. He is also affiliated with the International Growth Centre of the London School of Economics and Oxford University. From 1980 to 2008 Dr. Page was a World Bank economist and manager, undertaking a wide range of research, policy and operational assignments, including Director, Poverty Reduction Read more

Jose Brambila Macias

Jose Brambila Macias has a strong econometric background with a specialization in development economics. Before joining the University of Reading he has worked as a consultant for FAO's Trade and Markets Division, OECD's Statistics Directorate and as an intern at the International Monetary Fund in the Western Hemisphere Department. His areas of expertise include panel cointegration, quantile regression and time series analysis. His research interests focus on macroeconomics, economic growth and inequality. Read more

Louis Kasekende

Louis Kasekende is Chief Economist of the African Development Bank (ADB). As Chief Economist, he is the Bank’s spokesperson on socio-economic and development issues of importance for Africa. He supervises
the Development Research Department, the Statistics Department and the African Development Institute. He holds a PhD in Econometrics and MA in Economics from the University of Manchester, UK; as well as a BA Economics degree from Makerere University, Uganda. Read more

Mthuli Ncube

Professor Mthuli Ncube is the Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He is also the President of the South African Business Schools Association (SABSA). He has extensive experience as an Investment Banker, having been Founder and Chairman of Selwyn Capital Group and Barbican Holdings. Read more

Sylvain H.Boko

Professor Sylvain H.Boko is an Associate Professor of economics at Wake Forest University (USA), where he has taught since 1997. He has published in the areas of institutional and economic reform, decentralization, local community finance, gender and globalization. His work has focused on decentralization and governance, economic development, and socioeconomic impact assessment of international development programs. Read more

Tegegnework Gettu

Mr Tegegnework Gettu’s diverse career spans UNDP, academia, government and the private sector.
He served as Chief of Staff and Director of UNDP’s Executive Office (2006-2009); from 2003 until 2006, he was the UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria. Prior to 2003, Mr. Gettu was the Country Director for Southern Africa and Indian Ocean countries and Acting Resident Representative in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Read more

Tsidiso Disenyana

Tsidiso Disenyana is Deputy Project Head, “Development through Trade” programme at the South African Institute of International Affairs.  His areas of interest and expertise include trade and industrial policy analysis and development, bilateral, regional and multilateral trade negotiations and economic modelling. Read more

Mohamed Safouane Ben Aïssa

Dr Mohamed Safouane Ben Aïssa is a Professor of Macroeconometrics and Head of the Research Laboratory of Quantitative Economics of Development at Tunis El Manar University. He holds an MSc and a PhD in Economics from the University of Aix Marseille II (France) in 2004. Initially, he is an engineer in statistics and applied economics graduate of the INSEA Rabat (Morocco) in 1998. He obtains his HDR (Habilitation for Supervising Doctoral Research) in February 2007. Read more

Mwangiwa Githinji

Mwangiwa Githinji earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside.  His primary interests are in the areas of Development Economics, Political Economy and Environmental Economics with particular attention to Africa.  He is most interested in issues of class, gender and income distribution in relation to transition. Mwangi is the author of Ten Millionaires and Ten Million Beggars (Ashgate Press 2000) which examines issues of income distribution, class, and gender in Kenya, Read more

Mina Baliamoune-Lutz

Dr Mina Baliamoune-Lutz is Associate Professor of Economics in the Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida (UNF). She holds an MBA and a Ph.D. in Economics from Northeastern University. In spring 2007, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Economic Development, Boston University. Her recent research is mainly on the effects of policy and institutional reforms in Africa. She has published over 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes. Read more

Sanoussi Bilal

Dr Sanoussi Bilal, a Swiss national, is the Head of the Programme on Economic and Trade Cooperation at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), Maastricht and Brussels. With a background in economics and international relations (Bachelor in economics from the University of Geneva, Master from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva), economics and international trade (PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK) Read more

Patrick Guillaumont

Professor Patrick Guillaumont, Président of the Fondation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI), is Professeur émérite at the Université d'Auvergne, member of CERDI (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International) and director of the Revue d'Economie du Développement. Read more

Victor Murinde

Victor Murinde is Professor of Development Finance at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. He holds a BA(Economics) from Makerere University, an MSc (Banking & Finance) and a PhD (Financial Economics) from University of Wales, Cardiff; and a Doctoris Honoris Causa from Tallinn Technical University. His research interests are broad, but current work focuses on two areas: (i) financial institutions and markets; (ii) corporate finance and investments. Read more

Vinaye Dey Ancharaz

Dr Vinaye Ancharaz is a senior lecturer at the University of Mauritius, and currently, Head, Department of Economics and Statistics. He has researched and published in the area of international trade, more specifically on trade liberalization, FDI, and regional integration issues, in important academic journals, including the Journal of African Economies and the European Journal of Development Research. More recently, his research interest has focused on EU-ACP trade relations  Read more

W. Paatii Ofosu-Amaah

Mr. W. Paatii Ofosu-Amaah’s has been a Special Adviser to the President of the African Development Bank (ADB) since September 2008. Prior to joining the ADB, Mr. Ofosu-Amaah worked for 29 years at the World Bank during which he held several senior positions, the last being Vice President and Corporate Secretary of the World Bank Group from 2003 through 2007. Read more

William Lyakurwa

Professor William Lyakurwa is the Executive Director of the African Economic Research Consortium. He joined AERC from the International Trade Centre based in Geneva, Switzerland in 1993, where he held the post of Senior Trade Promotion Advisor. Mr. Lyakurwa has since 1994, held the positions of Director of Training and Deputy Executive Director until his appointment to the position of Executive Director in March 2003. Read more

Yaw Nyarko

Professor Yaw Nyarko is a Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Science.  He is a co-Director of the Development Research Institute and is the founding Director of NYU’s Africa House, a multi-disciplinary institute devoted to the study of contemporary Africa.  His current research work in economics human capital models of economic growth and development.  He also works on theoretical models of economic decision making where the economic actors engage in active learning about their economic environments. Read more

Yélé Maweki Batana

Yélé Maweki Batana holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Université Laval, Québec, Canada, since 2008. He is a Member of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and spent five years (1997-2002) teaching and researching at Université de Lomé, Togo. He has also been a visiting fellow at OPHI during summer 2008. His main areas include public economics, development economics, econometrics and macroeconomics. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Université de Montréal, where he is working on health economics. Read more

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