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Sylvanus Kwaku Afesorgbor

Assistant Professor
Phone: ext. 53169
Email: safesorg@uoguelph.ca
Office: MCLN 325

Specialty:

International Political Economy, Globalization and Development, Impact Evaluation and Applied Econometrics, Agricultural Trade and Development, Gender Economics.

Curriculum Vitae:

Education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Economics and Business, Aarhus University, Denmark. (2015)
  • Masters of Arts (M.A.), Economics of Development, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands. (2010)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Economics and Statistics, University of Ghana, Accra. (2005)

Profile:

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, Agricultural Trade and Development, Gender Economics. Apart from  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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Teaching Interests:

Agricultural Trade Relations, International Economic Integration, Food and Development, Development Economics

Select 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)
  • The Impact of Economic Sanctions on International Trade: How do threatened sanctions compare with imposed sanctions? (Max Weber Working Paper), European University Institute, Italy. 
  • 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

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:

  • Max Weber Post-doctoral grant of €32,400.00 , European University Institute, Florence, Italy (2015/16)
  • Professor Hans Opschoor Award for Best Master Thesis, Economics of Development, ISS, Erasmus University, Netherlands (2010)
  • PhD fellowship grant by the Danish Government (2012)
  • Master’s Degree fellowship grant by Dutch government (2009)