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Isaac Abekah-Koomson


Applied Economics



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Dr. Isaac Abekah Koomson, an economist specializing in development and productivity, serves as a dedicated lecturer at the University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD). Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the esteemed Universiti Brunei, he has demonstrated his commitment to academia and research.

Isaac’s journey at UESD began in June 2021 when he joined as a lecturer, swiftly progressing to his current role as a senior staff member. Prior to his tenure at UESD, he contributed as a part-time lecturer at Valley View University, showcasing his versatility in academic roles.

Currently, Isaac holds the esteemed position of Research Director at W2POINTS, a renowned multisector consulting agency with a presence in Indonesia and China. He is a member of Association of Chartered Certified Economist in Petroleum (ACCE). Over the years, he has significantly contributed to the academic landscape with several publications in international journals, some of which have garnered widespread citations in the literature. His impactful work extends to a published book chapter by Intechopen Co. U.K. and various policy-related articles.

Isaac’s influence reaches beyond publications, as he actively engages in international conferences and webinars across Africa and the World. His keen interest in productivity and efficiency issues in the context of growth and development serves as a source of inspiration for numerous scholastic articles and policy initiatives. Isaac Abekah Koomson’s continuous dedication underscores his role as a thought leader in the field of economics and sustainable development.

Applied Economics – Growth, Development and Productivity Economics


1. Abekah-Koomson, I., & Chinweokwu, N. E. (2020). China-Africa investments and economic growth in Africa. Regional Development in Africa, 27.

2. Boyetey, D. B., Hesse, C. A., Abekah-Koomson, I., & Akweley-Asiamah, T. (2023). Towards Efficient Energy Consumption: Audit of Households Electricity Consumption in Ghana. Global Business Review, 09721509231187237.

3. Edomah, N. (Ed.). (2020). Regional Development in Africa. BoD Books on Demand.

4. Abekah-Koomson, I., Loon, P. W., Premaratne, G., & Yean, T. S. (2019). Total Factor Productivity Growth: Evidence from West African Economies. Global Business Review, 0972150919856194)

5. Koomson-Abekah, I. and Nwaba, E. (2018), “”Africa-China investment and growth link””, Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp.

6. Jones Odei, M., Abekah-Abekah, 1., (2016) Trade Openness and Economic Growth of Brunei Darussalam’ CSPS Strategy and Policy Journal, Vol. 5, No. 2, December 2014, pp. 13-30.


1. Asia-Africa Youth Conference February 2023- Innovating Social Media Influence for Sustainable Development in the Global South.

2. November 2022- 4th International Conference on Geoscience and Earth Resources Engineering (ICGERE)-Indonesia (Keynote speaker) Energy consumption and Economic Growth in ASEAN-5 Economies

3. August 2022- 2nd Annual Sustainability Conference. Paper: Towards Efficient Energy Consumption: Audit of Households Electricity Consumption in Ghana.

4. August 2022 11th Congress of the Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (AAERE) A pathway towards Carbon Neutrality in Asia Paper: The Nexus of Economic Growth and Energy Consumption in Vietnam Cities

5. July 2022- The International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Sustainable Development (ICCISD) Paper: Energy Efficiency Analysis in Asian and African Countries by Using Stochastic Frontier Approach.

6. In 2018- Rethinking Sustainable and Resilient Solutions in Today’s Global
Tourism in Indonesia. Paper: Tourism’s Impact on The Global Economy: The Sub-Saharan Africa Effect.

7. In 2021- Sustainable Development International Conference (SDIC) in Ghana Paper: Energy efficiency index in West-Africa

8. In 2018- the African Review of Economics and Finance Conference (AREF) in South Africa.

Paper: An Analysis of Technical Efficiency in Post-Reformed ECOWAS: Using Adjusted Output Stochastic Frontier Model.

9. In 2018- the South-South Cooperation seminar on China-Indonesia Small Hydropower International cooperation and national capacity building in Indonesia.

10. In 2017-International Conference in Business and Finance (ICBF) in Indonesia Paper: China-Africa Trade and Investment Link.

11. In 2016- An educational forum in Indonesia Paper: Human Resource Development and Industrial Requirement (HRDIR) in Indonesia.

12. In 2015- Asian-African Students Conference in Bandung, Indonesia Paper: Cultural Our Verstehen

13. In 2013 – ASEAN Economic Community Development (AECD) conference in Brunei Darussalam A joint conference between Harvard University and the University Brunei Darussalam (UBD).

14. On November 2021 attended a webinar organized by Politeknik Negeri Banyuwani (Indonesia)

Paper- Rethinking Sustainable and Resilient Solutions in Today’s Global Tourism

15. On March 2021, participated in a West Java Africa Investment Round Table webinar. Paper- Bridging the investment gap and attracting investment to both regions.

16. On January 2021, attended a webinar organized by the Institut Teknologi Bandung, Faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering

17. Paper: Unblocking the Obstacles to Power and Energy Sufficiency, Simplifying the Means of Access to Finance (2021) (as a key speaker)

18. In 2018- A South-South Cooperation webinar on China-Indonesia Small Hydropower International cooperation and national capacity building in Indonesia.