Emmanuel Buadi Mensah

PhD fellow

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

Emmanuel is a PhD fellow in Economics and Governance at the United Nations University and Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT). Before joining UNU-MERIT, Emmanuel worked at IMANI Center for Policy and Education as Economist/Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist.  At IMANI, Emmanuel worked on major projects for World Bank, OSIWA, AfDB, Agricultural Development Bank and developed the IMANIFESTO framework: A political performance assessment model. His expertise is in Development Economics with a focus on the long run Industrial transformation of developing countries. His doctoral research is on Premature Deindustrialization and Structural Transformation in Africa.




Selected publications by Emmanuel Buadi Mensah


UNU-MERIT Working Papers
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


UNU-MERIT