Ernest Aryeetey

Vice-Chancellor - University of Ghana

Eminent Panel Member

Ernest Aryeetey is the Vice-Chancellor of University of Ghana. Professor Aryeetey was a Senior Fellow and Director of the Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. 

He was also Director of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana, Legon for the period February 2003 – January 2010.

Past positions include; Temporary Lecturer at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (1993), Visiting Professor at Yale University Department of Economics (1999), Cornell Visiting Professor, Department of Economics at Swarthmore College (2001-2002).

Professor Aryeetey work focuses primarily on economic growth in Africa, aid effectiveness, financial systems, poverty and small enterprise development.

Ernest Aryeetey has published 3 books, 5 edited volumes, 26 journal articles and over 100 conference, working and discussion papers. Among his publications are Financial Integration and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa (Routledge 1998) and Economic Reforms in Ghana: the Miracle and the Mirage (James Currey 2000). His latest publication is with Chris Udry in the American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings (May 2010). He was the second recipient of the Michael Bruno award of the World Bank to become a Visiting Scholar for May-October 1998.