Dr. Emmanuel Buadi Mensah

Research group(s):
2. Structural Change and Economic Development
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation

Emmanuel B Mensah is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics and Business, and Fellow at Groningen Growth and Development Center. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from UNU-MERIT/Maastricht University, a Master of Science in Development Economics from SOAS, University of London, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.

Emmanuel previously worked at IMANI Center for Policy and Education as an Economist/Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist. At IMANI, Emmanuel worked on development projects for the World Bank, OSIWA, AfDB, and Agricultural Development Bank. Emmanuel was among the first cohort of fellows at IMANI who pioneered the assessment of the feasibility of political party manifestos in Ghana.

Owing to this work, keen interest in critical evaluation of party manifestos has taken root and become an integral part of Ghana's political cycle. His research focuses on development economics, in particular, the economics and measurement of structural change. He also has a strong interest in global value chains, innovation, firm performance, and trade. Emmanuel has consulted for the World Bank on industrialization in Africa.

Selected publications by Emmanuel Buadi Mensah

UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Mensah, Emmanuel Buadi, 2020, Is sub-Saharan Africa deindustrializing?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-045
Mensah, Emmanuel Buadi, Solomon Owusu & Neil Foster-McGregor, 2020, Productive efficiency, technological change and catch up within Africa, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-033
Mensah, Emmanuel Buadi, Solomon Owusu, Neil Foster-McGregor & Adam Szirmai, 2018, Structural change, productivity growth and labour market turbulence in Africa, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-025
Mensah, Emmanuel Buadi & Adam Szirmai, 2018, Africa Sector Database (ASD): Expansion and update, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-020

Research reports
Osei Kwadwo, Victor & Emmanuel Buadi Mensah, 2016, District creation in Ghana: A political expedience or poverty alleviation mechanism?, Imani Center for Policy and Education, More information

Mensah, Emmanuel Buadi, 2020, Structural change in developing countries: Patterns, causes, and consequences, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University