Professor Augustin 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, USA, and a bachelor’s (honors) in mathematics and economics from Lawrence University, USA. He has published widely in both labor and development economics and is ranked among the “top 500 economists” worldwide.
Prof. Fosu is co-editor of the Journal of African Economies (Oxford) and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals, including: African Development Review, Journal of Development Studies, Oxford Development Studies, World Bank Economic Review, and World Development.