Regional Society: ASEE
I am currently the Dean of the School of Research and Graduate Studies (SRGS) at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in Accra, Ghana, and the Director of the Environment for Development Initiative in Ghana (EfD-Ghana). I am also the immediate past (inaugural) president of the African Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AFAERE), a member of the World Council of Environmental and Resource Economists Associations (WCEREA), a partner of the One Ocean Hub (OOH), and the Vice-Chair of the Scientific and Technical Committee (STC) of the Fisheries Commission of Ghana.
I am an avid researcher interested in social and behavioral economics and the biophysical and economic dynamics of marine ecosystems. Some of my works have been published in journals such as Nature Communications, Review of Environmental and Resource Economics, Marine Resource Economics, Ecological Economics, Marine Policy, Energy Policy, Environment and Development Economics, Climate and Development, Bioeconomics, and Natural Resource Modeling. In September 2022, the Environment for Development Initiative (EfD) awarded him a certificate of recognition for his policy impact on fisheries management in Ghana. As a researcher and a mentor of early carrier researchers for several years, I have found that ecological economics has yet to receive the desired attention among graduate students and scholars. If elected, I wish to use my networks to ignite interest in the discipline.