Sylvanus Kwaku Afesorgbor

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (FARE), University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Prior to my current position, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Tuborg Research Centre for Globalization and Firms of Aarhus University, Denmark, as well as, a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of European University Institute, Florence, Italy.  My research and teaching experiences are in the areas of International Political Economy, Globalization and Development, Impact Evaluation and Applied Econometrics, InternationalTrade , Food and Development, Gender Economics. Apart from  my academic work, I consult occasionally for international organizations such as the African Development Bank, Ivory Coast and International Trade Centre, Switzerland.

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Affiliations and Partnership

  • Canadian Agricultural Economic Society(CAES)
  • American Economic Association (AEA)
  • Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA)
  • African Growth and Development Policy Modelling Consortium (AGRODEP)
  • Meta-Analysis of Economics Research Network (MAER-NET)

Awards and Honours

  • Second Best Research Paper at the UN African Economic Conference, Kigali, Rwanda (Dec, 2018)
  • Max Weber Post-doctoral grant of €32,400.00 , European University Institute, Florence, Italy (2015-2016)
  • Professor Hans Opschoor Award for Best Master Thesis, Economics of Development, ISS, Erasmus University, Netherlands (2010)
  • PhD fellowship grant by the Danish Government (2012-2015)
  • Master’s Degree fellowship grant by Dutch government (2009-2010)

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Featured Publications

Journal Publications:

Working Papers:

  • The Impact of Import Competition from China on Gendered Labor-market Outcomes: Evidence from Ethiopian Firm-Level Data. (With R. Agbenyega and Y. Ayele)
  • The Effects of Trade Facilitation on Trade Performance in Africa. (D. Sakyi)
  • Facilitating Trade in ECOWAS Insights from the ITC Business Surveys on Non-tariff measures. Project commissioned and funded by African Development Bank. 
  • Aid, Inequality and Regime Change Revisited. With C. Bjørnskov.
  • Preferential Market Access, Foreign Aid and Economic Development, With K. G. Abreha