Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong is Professor of Economics at the University of South Florida at Tampa where he has been Department Chair since 2004. He has also held academic positions at New College of Florida and Wright State University. He was an Economics Program Director at the National Science Foundation from 2002-2004 and a senior research economist at Elliot Berg Associates from 1986 to 1987. He is a past Secretary/Treasurer and President of the African Finance and Economics Association (AFEA) as well as a past President of National Economics Association. He consults regularly for the African Development Bank, United Nations’ Economic Commission for Africa, African Capacity Building Foundation, and the National Science Foundation, among others. He holds a BA (Honors) in Economics from University of Cape Coast, Ghana and a PhD in Economics from Wayne State University. His research focuses on economics of crime, efficiency in public production, and economic development of Africa. He has published widely in leading economic journals.