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 Prof. Matthew Kofi Ocran

Position: Professor and Deputy Dean: Academic Planning
Department: Department of Economics
Faculty: Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Qualifications: BSc, MPhil (Ghana), PhD (Stellenbosch)
Tel: 021 959 3195
Fax: 021 959 32011
Email: mocran@uwc.ac.za
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Biography

 Matthew Kofi Ocran was born in Ghana, he obtained his PhD from Stellenbosch University and holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Ghana. He has also had a stint at the International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C., as a Visiting Scholar. Matthew is a Professor of economics and Deputy Dean responsible for academic planning and assessment at the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, University of the Western Cape.

Publications

  • Ocran, MK. 2019. Economic Development in the Twenty-first Century: Lessons for Africa Throughout History, Palgrave Macmillan, London: UK [Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-10769-7; eBook ISBN 978-3-030-10770-7; 412 pages].
  • Ocran, MK. 2018. Estimating the Size and Trends of the Informal Economy in Ghana, AERC Research Paper 355, The African Economic Research Consortium, Nairobi, Kenya [978-9966-61-048-5; 49 pages].
  • Ocran, MK. 2017. Macroeconomics: A Southern Africa Perspectives, Juta & Company Ltd., Cape Town: South Africa [ISBN 978-1-4851-1582-3; 204 pages].​

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Networks

 Network Member, African Economic Research Consortium, AERC, Nairobi, Kenya.
Research Associate, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Member, Economic Society of South Africa, South Africa.

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