Dr Emmanuel Owusu-Sekyere

DEPARTMENT: African Institute of South Africa (AISA)
TELEPHONE: +27 (0)12 302 2402
EMAIL: esekyere@hsrc.ac.za

Dr. Emmanuel Sekyere is a Chief Research Specialist responsible for the sustainable development research theme at the Africa Institute of South Africa, in the Human Science Research Council (HSRC). Prior to this he served as a Senior Research Specialist in the Economic Performance and Development Unit of the HSRC for a period of two years. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Pretoria, a Masters degree in Economic Management and Policy from Strathclyde University, Glasgow Scotland, U.K. and an Honors Degree in Economics and Management from the University of Ghana, Legon.

Before joining the HSRC in April 2014 he was Post-doctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Economics Department, University of Pretoria. Prior to that, he was Consultant Economist at the Financial Sector Division of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Ghana, where he played a key role in the design and implementation of Ghana?s financial sector reform programme (EMCB-FSR). He was directly responsible for Capital Market Reform and Financial Inclusion, funded by the DFID and the World Bank. His financial inclusion portfolio entails policy research and project design in access to finance, financial sector regulation, remittances and regional integration. Dr. Owusu-Sekyere has also worked extensively in consulting and also lectured at Regent University College in Ghana.

Dr Emmanuel also reviews for seven ISI IBSS accredited journals. His areas of research interest include: migration and development, poverty and inequality, infrastructure development, remittances to sub-Saharan Africa, monetary policy, fiscal policy, inclusive and sustainable growth and development and financial inclusion. Dr. Emmanuel Owusu-Sekyere has several publications in ISI and IBSS accredited journals. His research output can be followed on REPEC or Research Gate

Recent

How Africa can achieve Agenda 2063

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The impact of monetary policy on household consumption in South Africa: evidence from Vector autoregressive techniques

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Challenges and opportunities in evaluating sustainable infrastructure

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Maximising the impact of remittances on development outcomes: the case of SADC

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Does democracy enhance economic growth?: the case of Anglophone West Africa

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A critical skills attraction index for South Africa: final fieldwork report

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Levering m-governance innovations for active citizenship engagement

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Enhancing active citizenry engagement in South Africa

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Strengthening the capacity of civil society to enhance social accountability

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Income inequality and limitations of the Gini index: the case of South Africa

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Navigating the government's development path

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Shifting fiscal responsibilities downstream: fiscal decentralisation and economic growth in South Africa

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Dutch disease effect of oil rents on agriculture value added in Middle East and North African (MENA) countries

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Harnessing remittances through formal channels for development in sub-Saharan Africa

This paper investigates how sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries could harness remittances through formal channels for development using annual data fo....