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Rexford Kweku Asiama

Bsc. Econ (Hons), Mphil. (Econ)

Assistant Lecturer
Department of Sustainable Energy and Resources



Publications / CONFERENCES:

Rexford is currently a lecturer in the Department of Sustainable Energy and Resource at the University of Environment and Sustainable Development in Ghana. Rexford is also completing his PhD in Industrial development with the DST/NRF SARCHI Chair in Industrial development at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Prior to joining the academy, Rexford worked in the civil society and advocacy space and was engaged in using public service data to strengthen local government systems in Ghana.

Industrial development and sustainable development, renewable energy resources and utilization, (green) industrial policy and sustainable development, structural transformation and sustainable development.

Amoah, A., Asiama, R.K., and Korle, K. (2021). Applying the breaks to Non-performing loans in Ghana. International Journal of Emerging Markets.

Amoah A., Asiama, R. K., Korle, K., Kwablah, E. (2021). Domestic water improvement behaviour: the probability determinants and policy implications. Water Policy.

Ackah, I., Dramani, J. B., & Asiama, R. K. (2021). The Political Settlement and Decision making in Ghana’s Energy Sector. Oil, Gas & Energy Law, 19(3).

Amoah, A., Korle, K., & Asiama, R.K. (2020). Mobile Money as a Financial Inclusion Instrument: What are the determinants? International Journal of Social Economics, 47(10), pp. 1283 – 1297.

Asiama, R.K., Amoah, A., & Ahiabor, G. (2020). Does mobile money business influence non-performing loans in the traditional banking sector? Evidence from Ghana. African Journal of Business and Economics Research, 15(4), pp. 171 – 188.

Asiama, R.K. and Amoah, A.(2019). Non-Performing Loans and Monetary Policy Nexus in Ghana. African Journal of Economics and Management Studies. Vol. 10 (2): 169 – 184.

Conference Presentations:
Industrial Development, employment and renewable energy consumption in African countries: A Panel VAR analysis. Sustainable Development Conference: The 2021 Edition. Organized by University of Environment and Sustainable Development and Fredrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) . 22nd July – 25th July, 2021 in Somanya and Akosombo, Ghana.

The determinants of medium-and-high technology manufacturing in African countries. First Young Scholars Initiative Conference on Structural Change and Industrial Policy in Africa organized by SARCHI Industrial Development – University of Johannesburg and Young Scholars Initiative Conference. 20th July – 21st July, 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Technology Exports, Electricity & Industrial Development in African Countries. Virtual Annual Forum on Regional Industrial Development organized by Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS), Department of Trade, Industry and Commerce, SARCHI Industrial Development – University of Johannesburg and UNU-WIDER. 28th July – 5th August, 2020 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Government Policy, Exports and Economic Growth in Africa. Paper presented at the Economics Society of South Africa (ESSA) Conference 2019 in Johannesburg from 3rd -5th September, 2019.

Foreign Aid, Dutch Disease and Manufacturing in Africa. Paper presented at the Economics Society of South Africa (ESSA) conference 2019 in Johannesburg from 3rd – 5th September, 2019.

International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs) conference on Work and Well-being in the 21st century. Organized in Johannesburg from 5th – 7th April, 2019.