Research

PUBLICATIONS

Mobile Access Expansion and Price Information Diffusion. Policy Research working paper; No. WPS 9752. World Bank. Washington, D.C. 2021 (with K. Abreha, Jieun C., H. J. Kim, M. Kugler)

Trade Creation and Trade Diversion in African RECs: Drawing Lessons for AfCFTA. Policy Research working paper; No. WPS 9761. World Bank. Washington, D.C. 2021 (with P. N. Sawadogo)

Industrialization in Sub-Saharan Africa: Seizing Opportunities in Global Value Chains. Africa Development Forum. (forthcoming 2021) Washington, DC: World Bank. doi: 10.1596/978-1-4648-1673-4. (with K. G. Abreha, E.K.K. Lartey, T. Mengistae, A. G. Zeufack)

Africa in the New Trade Environment: Market Access in Troubled Times. (forthcoming 2021) World Bank, Washington, DC. (with S. Coulibaly and A. Zeufack)

COVID-19 and Trade in Africa: Impacts and Policy Response Africa Knowledge in Time Policy Brief; No. 1. World Bank Group. 2020 (Policy Note)

Financial development, exchange rate regimes, and growth dynamics. (with Emmanuel K. K. Lartey) Policy Research working paper; No. WPS 8562. Washington, D.C. World Bank Group (Under Review). 2019

Revisiting the Trade Impact of AGOA: A Synthetic Control Approach (with Souleymane Coulibaly), University of Oxford, CSAE 2018 Annual Conference, Oxford, UK (Revise and Resubmit). 2019

Assessing food Insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean using FAO’s Food Insecurity Experience Scale (with Paul Winters & M. Smith). Food Policy Volume 71, 2017, Pages 48-61

Land Titling, Local Governance and Investment: An Empirical Investigation in TanzaniaJournal of Sustainable Development 11.1 (2018): 56.

WORK IN PROGRESS

Rules of origin as double-edged sword: Textile GVC Under AGOA (with Solomon Owusu), University of Oxford, CSAE 2019 Annual Conference, Oxford, UK.

Is there an Optimal Foreign Value Added (%) in Export Content? It varies by sectors.

Abrupt AGOA Suspensions: Short/Long Term Impacts of Trade Uncertainty (with Habtamu Edjigu and Shushanik Hakobyan)

OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS

Africa’s Pulse, No. 22, October 2020 : An Analysis of Issues Shaping Africa’s Economic Future. World Bank. 2020

Africa’s Pulse, April 2020. No. 21: An Analysis of Issues Shaping Africa’s Economic Future. World Bank. 2020

The Future of Work in Africa : Harnessing the Potential of Digital Technologies for All. World Bank. 2019 (Contributed to A Chapter)

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

University of Oxford CSAE Conference on Economic Development in Africa, March 2019

Eastern Economic Association 45th Annual Meetings. March 2019

The Econometric Society Conference 2018 – Africa Meeting July, 2018

University of Oxford CSAE Conference on Economic Development in Africa, March 2018

Eastern Economic Association 44th Annual Meetings. March 2018

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Conference, April, 2016

41st Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference. February 2016