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New & Forthcoming Titles | Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development (About the Editor)

Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development

Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development

Series Editors: Seck, Diery, Elu, Juliet U, Nyarko, Yaw

ISSN: 2198-7262

Diery Seck is the Director General of the Center for Research on Political Economy (CREPOL), based in Dakar, Senegal.  Before CREPOL, Dr.  Seck held successively the positions of Professor of finance at the University of Windsor, Canada, Economist at the World Bank in Washington D.C., Executive Director of the Secretariat for Institutional Support for Economic Research in Africa (SISERA) at Canada's International Development Research Center (IDRC), and Director of the United Nations Institute for Economic Development and Planning  (UNIDEP) in Dakar. He specializes in financial economics and development economics. His recent research activities focus on regional integration in Africa, design of a new architecture of a common currency in Africa, the behavior of African capital markets, and the study of economic distance in Africa.  Diery Seck has published a dozen books on African economic development topics.

Yaw Nyarko is Professor of Economics at New York University (NYU) and the Director of NYU Africa House, the Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED), and Co-Director of the Development Research Institute (DRI). As Co-Director of DRI, he was awarded the 2009 BBVA Frontiers in Knowledge Award on Economic Development Cooperation.  As one of the most highly ranked African academic economists in the world, his research interests focus on the areas of economic development, theoretical economics, models of human capital as engines of economic growth, brain drain and skills acquisition, labor economics, and migration. His current research focuses on technology and economic development, commodities exchanges and markets in Africa, and determinants and returns of labor migration from South Asia in the UAE, as well as the impacts of various policy measures on the mobility of labor within the UAE. 

Juliet U. Elu is the Charles E. Merrill Professor, Division Chair (Dean Equivalent) and Department Chair (Economics) for the Division of Business and Economics at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA (USA). Her previous appointments include pioneer Vice Chancellor at Gregory University, Uturu, Nigeria; Director of Management at Spelman College; Professor of Economics at Clarke University in Dubuque Iowa. An applied and policy theorist, her research has been published in a wide variety of journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of African Development, Journal of Peace Economics, Journal of Economic Studies, Journal of Third World Studies, Review of Black Political Economy, and African Development Review to name a few. She serves as an editor for the book series “Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development”, and a reviewer for Economic and Social Research Council and the Journal of Developing Areas and National Science Foundation to name a few.