Prof. Augustin Fosu is Professor, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana. He also holds a number of (honorary) appointments, including Extraordinary Professor, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa; BWPI Research Associate, University of Manchester, UK; and CSAE Research Associate, University of Oxford, UK. His previous positions include: Deputy Director, UN University-WIDER, Finland (2006-2013); Senior Policy Advisor/Chief Economist, UN Economic Commission for Africa, Ethiopia (2004-2006); and Director of Research, African Economic Research Consortium, Kenya (1998-2004). He holds a PhD in economics from Northwestern University, USA. He has published widely, with certain rankings listing him among ‘top economists/authors’ in Africa and globally.