is Senior Research Fellow, Head of Economics Division, at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon. He holds a PhD in Economics from University of Nottingham, UK. His primary research interests are in applied trade policy, labour market and poverty analysis, gender and intra-household bargaining, microfinance, and consumer demand analysis. He has worked as consultant for the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Bank.
John O. Adeoti
is a Professor of Development Economics in the Economic Policy Research Department, Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER), Ibadan. He has researched and published extensively on the role of science, technology, and innovation in economic development, economic policy reform, and environmentally sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). He is a leading author and pioneer in the application of the innovation system framework to African economies.
Foluso M. Adeyinka
is a Senior Research Fellow in the Economic Policy Research Department, Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER). She holds a PhD in information science from the University of Ibadan, and a Master’s degree in technology and innovation management from SPRU, University of Sussex, Brighton. Her major research interest is in the area of science and technology policy, with a focus on industrial development.
is an Associate Professor at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, where he also received his PhD in 2007. He is a development finance specialist with particular interest in the growth and development of African capital markets and development finance impact assessment. He also has interest in analysing firm productivity, pricing and competitive strategy, and small-enterprise development. He has been involved in policy work on corporate governance and international trade policy issues, and has consulted for the World Bank and has been a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
is a Professor on Econometrics in the Department of Quantitative Methods of the Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Tunis, and Director of UAQUAP (Research Unit on Quantitative and Applied Economics), University of Tunis. His research is the applied microeconomics of development with a focus on both household and enterprise behaviour. He has published in the fields of development economics and industrial economics, in particular in the area of household poverty, and enterprise dynamics in developing countries.
is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA). He has vast experience and training in the field of institutional economics, and has researched and published in areas of firm investment behaviour, value chain analysis, growth and performance of firms, and inter-firm networks. Beyond research, he has been heavily involved in policy process and advocacy, particularly through technical committees and working groups with various government ministries and in the private sector.
Louis N. Chete
is Head of Macroeconomic Group in the Surveillance and Forecasting Department of the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER). He has been a visiting scholar at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC, and a visiting fellow at the University of Edinburgh. He served as member of the Technical and Drafting Committees of Nigeria’s most recent economic blueprints, has accomplished numerous consultancy assignments for federal and state authorities in Nigeria and several regional and international agencies, and has published widely in local and international journals in the areas of trade, industry, finance, and public sector economics.
is a Senior Researcher at Cambodian Economic Association. His research is in the field of development economics focusing on collective action in community development and industrialization in developing countries.
Ji Eun Choi
is a Senior Research Economist at the African Development Bank.
is from Senegal, and works as a Researcher at the Consortium pour la Recherche Économique et Sociale, Dakar.
António Sousa Cruz
is a researcher collaborating with UNU-WIDER on projects related to manufacturing, tax benefit, and social accounting matrices. He has long-term experience working in the central statistical office and in the studies unit at the Ministry of Planning and Development, Mozambique, where he was Director during 2006–13. He was also the Director at the Center for Economics and Management Studies at the University Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique.
is a Senior Researcher at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). He was previously a Research Fellow at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht. His current research interests are: interaction between industrial policy and green growth strategies; development of non-traditional activities; trade orientation and firm performance; and entrepreneurship and small business development. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Göteborg in 2006.
born in Maputo, Mozambique, has an economics degree from the School of Economics at the University Eduardo Mondlane, where she is currently studying for a master’s degree in development economics. She began research work in 2010 at the Directorate of Study and Policy Analysis, Ministry of Planning and Development, and currently she is at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, both Mozambique.
is an Associate Professor at the School of Economics, Makerere University. He also teaches at the Trade Policy Training Center in Africa (TRAPCA). He has previously worked as a visiting Lecturer at the Joint Facility for Electives of the Collaborative (p.xxix) Master of Arts Programme run by the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). His current research interests are in the fields of development microeconomics and the microeconomics of the public sector. He has published in internationally peer-reviewed journals. He has also consulted for various local and international organizations.
is an Associate Professor of Political Economy and Development in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Makerere University. He holds a BA (Hons) degree from Makerere University and a First Class Master of Public Policy from the University of Sydney, where he also got his PhD in Government. He has a growing list of publications on institutional political economy: the economic role of the state in an era of globalization; the political economy of oil-led development; and the changing but not ending significance of industrial policy in an era of economic globalization.
is a Professor of Economics in the School of Economics, University of Nairobi, and a Research Associate with the Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis.
Luu Minh Duc
received his Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations at Hanoi Academy of Diplomacy, an MBA at City College, London, and a graduate certificate in Public Administration at the Australian National University. As a Researcher at the Central Institute for Economic Management, he has contributed in several policy research reports including the Vietnam Competitiveness Report 2010; Competitiveness of Exporting Firms in Vietnam 2011; Social Enterprises in Vietnam 2012. His research interests are privatization, the developmental state, and political economy.
Constantino Pedro Marrengula
is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Economics at Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, Mozambique. He is also a researcher for the International Growth Centre (IGC) in Mozambique. His research and publications have included private sector and small and medium enterprise (SME) performance in Mozambique, limited market participation of firms in the construction and tourism industries, and management skills and social capital in Mozambique’s private sector.
is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Quantitative Methods, University of Jendouba. Her research is the microeconomics of development with particular focus on regulation of water institutions. She has published in the field of agricultural economics, specifically the effective design of irrigation cooperative institutions to address water theft by simple manipulation of water meters.
a Senior Researcher at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) and the Fondation pour les Études et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI), specializes in transition and development economics. As regards transition economics she has published extensively in the leading journals of the field. Within development economics, she has recently investigated the issue of migration pressures stemming from climate shocks, the economics of aid consistency, and more generally the most acute obstacles to growth in a developing context.
works at Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA) in Dar es Salaam, and is a Postgraduate Researcher at the University of Bristol, UK. His research interests lie in applied economics, governance, and public policy. He has publications in the fields of (p.xxx) local government reforms focusing on service delivery and financial management. He is currently working on institutional analyses of sectoral reforms in Tanzania.
is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin and a non-resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER. Her research is in the microeconomics of development with a focus on both household and enterprise behaviour. She has published widely in the fields of development economics and agricultural economics, in particular in the area of enterprise dynamics and performance in developing countries.
has a PhD in Economics from Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. Currently, she is a Senior Lecturer in Kenyatta University’s School of Economics. She has a wealth of teaching and research experience that spans several years in industrial and energy economics, and econometrics, and has published extensively in several prestigious journals.
Nguyen Thi Tue Anh
is the Vice President of the Central Institute for Economic Management, Hanoi, a leading government think tank in Vietnam. She holds a PhD in Development Economics from the University of Ulm and University of Frankfurt am Main. Her research interests are within economic growth (with an empirical focus) and international economic integration. She has extensive country experience in Asia from work in Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, China, and Korea.
is currently a Senior Economic Advisor to the Minister of Finance and Development Planning under the USAID-funded Governance and Economic Management Support (GEMS) Program to the Government of Liberia. Previously, he was Director of Training at the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Nairobi. He also served as Director of Research and Policy Functions at the Central Bank of Uganda, Head of Macroeconomics Division at the National Planning Authority, Government of Uganda, and a principal research fellow at the Economic Policy Research Centre in Uganda.
Femi Oladapo Ogundele
is a Senior Research Fellow at the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER), and an Adjunct Lecturer with Lead City University in Ibadan. In 2009, Dr Ogundele was a visiting research scientist to AfricaRice, and in 2010, a visiting researcher with Africa Growth Initiative, Brookings Institute, Washington, DC.
is a Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow of UNU-WIDER. He is the author of more than ninety published articles on the economics of developing countries, and the co-author of the 2009 UNIDO Industrial Development Report Breaking In and Moving Up: Industrial Challenges for the Bottom Billion and the Middle-Income Countries.
is a Professor of Development Ecomomics at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, and a member of the Development Economics Research Group (DERG). His main research areas are within development economics, in particular understanding the importance of enterprise dynamics for guiding industrial policy. Recently, his research has focused on the importance of economic complexity and industry linkages for sustainable firm level productivity improvements.
received his postgraduate degree in economics from Göteborg University, Delhi School of Economics, and a BA from Addis Ababa University. He is currently Acting Director, Development Research Department at the African Development Bank. He is also a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA), and an adjunct associate professor at University of Cape Town. He has worked for the World Bank, UNECA, ActionAid, and Addis Ababa University in different capacities. His current research focuses on labour markets in Africa, impact evaluation of tax policies, community-based health insurance, and some issues on inequality, market distortions, and domestic violence.
is a Research Fellow at the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), where he acts as Head of Department Trade, Regional Integration and Multilateral Arrangements. He previously worked for the Ministry of Agriculture in an arm of the Planning Division where he coordinated research projects. His research and publications are in the areas of rural development, trade, and regional integration. In the recent past, he has been involved in modelling activities using computable general equilibrium models.
is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Göteborg. He is also a Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), Department of Economics, University of Oxford, a Fellow of the European Development Research Network, and a non-resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER. His research has been published by leading international journals and he has also contributed to several books on economic development. Industrial development is his main area of interest, but he has also worked on civil conflict, labour markets, and schooling.
has some thirty-seven years of experience in academic and applied development economics research and teaching. His field experience covers more than twenty years of in-country work in thirty-five countries across Africa and the developing world more generally, including longer-term assignments in Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Vietnam. He is the Director of UNU-WIDER and Professor of Development Economics at the University of Copenhagen. He is a leading international expert on issues of development strategy and foreign aid, with an interest in poverty, income distribution and growth, micro- and macroeconomic policy and modelling, agricultural sector policy and planning, household and enterprise development, and economic adjustment and reform. He has published close to ninety articles in international academic journals alongside five books, fourteen edited book volumes and special journal issues, and more than forty book chapters.
Trinh Duc Chieu
obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Development Economics at Hanoi National Economic University in 1998, and a master’s degree in Applied Econometrics at Monash University, Australia, in 2008. He is a Researcher at the Central Institute for Economic Management (Vietnam), and his main area of research is enterprise reform and development. He has contributed to drafting numerous government regulations and policies for state-owned enterprises reform, as well as studies on small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) development.
is a Lecturer in the Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra. His main research interests are in the areas of international trade and economic policy, industrial and financial economics, and applied microeconometrics. He received his PhD from the University of Nottingham, UK, and completed course work at Harvard University, USA, during the academic year 2005/06. He has been consulted on economic matters for the World Bank, UNECA, UNU-WIDER, ILO, AFDB, ACEG, IICD, and the AERC.
Amosse Francisco Ubisse
is a Research Associate at J-PAL Africa where he works on the Mozambique health project. Prior to joining J-PAL Africa in 2014, he worked at the National Institute of Statistics in Mozambique, compiling the national accounts and global indicators. He also has experience analysing policy for the Mozambican Federation of Industry (AIMO-FI) and as an Assistant Lecturer in the Faculty of Economics at Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM). A native of Maputo, Amosse holds a BA in Economics from UEM.
a Cambodian national, joined the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) in 2004, and has held a variety of positions in the Department of Economic and Public Finance Policy. He has been involved in research activities on development issues including macroeconomic policy, agriculture, poverty, and development strategy. In 2013 he was promoted to Deputy Director of the General Department of Budget, and in 2015 he was appointed as Deputy Secretary of Public Financial Management Reform Program in charge of policy. Mr Luyna holds a graduate degree in development economics from the Australian National University.
is the Executive Director of Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA) in Dar es Salaam, an independent research institute on policy for development in Tanzania. He has over forty years’ experience as an economist, policy researcher, and analyst, and as policy and economic advisor to the Government of Tanzania. His publications have covered areas such as development policy, industrial development, and trade and technology.