Charles Adjasi is currently Head of Research at Stellenbosch University Business School and a Professor of Development Finance and Economics, where he also served as Head of Development Finance Programmes from January 2013-June 2017. He has been an adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance, Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands from November 2018 to August 2021. He was an Afreximbank Research Fellow from November 2020 to June 2022 and has also been an AERC/IMF Visiting Scholar at the International Monetary Fund, Washington DC, USA in Feb/March 2007. Charles previously worked at the University of Ghana Legon, from 2001-2011 and served as one time Head of Department of Finance at the University of Ghana Business School. He has consulted for various institutions; World Bank, UNCTAD, African Union, Copenhagen Consensus, Frederich Stiftung Foundation Ghana, Trades Union Congress of Ghana, Investment Climate Facility for Africa Afreximbank & African Development Bank. He has served on a panel of experts on Special Commodities Unit of UNCTAD and Trade Negotiations and Commercial Diplomacy Branch of Division on International Trade in Goods and Services and Commodities UNCTAD Geneva. He has also facilitated for Tariffs, Trade and Regional Integration within the West African Institute of Economic and Financial Management. Charles is a network member of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Nairobi, Kenya; and the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN USA. He was a Resource Person on the AERC Collaborative Project on Financial Sector Development and Financial Inclusion in Africa 2017-2019, and also a resource person and member of the Project Steering Committee of the IDRC-AERC Collaborative Research Project on Inclusive Finance for Fragile and Post-Conflict Contexts/States in Africa 2021-2022. His research focus is generally in the area of development economics and finance, and he has worked in the mostly in household welfare and access to finance, financial market development and growth, capital flows, and firm productivity. He also has research interests in the economywide development effect of macroeconomic policy interventions and international trade, in particular using applied general equilibrium analysis. He has been a recipient of a number of research grants; Afreximbank, ESRC UK (joint), UNU-WIDER, AERC (joint), GTAP, and DANIDA.
Professor Development Finance and Economics
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BA(Hons) Economics & Political Science