Emmanuel Orkoh BITSS CatalystEconomics

Emmanuel Orkoh graduated in 2019 with a PhD in Economics from the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University, South Africa. He is currently working as a Researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden and as an Extraordinary Research Scientist at the North-West University in South Africa. He holds a collaborative Master of Philosophy degree in Economics from the University of Cape Coast and African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) with concentration on International Economics, Monetary Economics and Health Economics. He obtained a BA in Economics from University of Cape Coast and certificates in Economic Analysis of Non-Tariff Measures, Trade and Poverty, Trade and Gender, and Trade Empirics using STATA from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Virtual Institute. He also holds certificates in WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and Regional Trade Facilitation Rules, as well as Multilateral Trade Negotiations: Tips and Techniques from United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission. Emmanuel’s research interests lie in the area of trade, gender and health. He is particularly interested in gender welfare and distributional impacts of trade, health, and labour market policies in Ghana and other Sub-Saharan African countries. He has extensive knowledge of the use of a number of econometric tools (including STATA, and GAMS) for data management and research in applied economics. Having participated in the BITSS Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) in London, Emmanuel is motivated to become a BITSS Catalyst to promote best practices for transparent and reproducible social science research in Ghana, South Africa, and other Sub-Saharan African countries.