Prof Imhotep Alagidede
Professor of Finance
Imhotep is a metaeconomist, and a transdisciplinary scholar with avid interest in the noumena behind phenomena. He is an entrepreneur and philanthropist, an accomplished academic, a seasoned consultant and policy maker. His extensive academic and professional career has taken him to six continents, and his works on financial economics is global, with great contributions in top-tier international peer reviewed journals.
As consultant par excellence, Imhotep has contributed to the enrichment of our understanding of the optimal provision of global public goods, and has provided research and policy inputs to national and international frameworks aimed at improving societal welfare.
Professor Imhotep Paul Alagidede received his pre-university education in Navrongo, and he obtained a first class honours degree in Economics and History from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana, distinction in Master of Science degree in Economics and Finance from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom, and PhD in Economics from the same university.
Professor Alagidede is very keen at developing metaleaders through a dedicated programme of mentorship. He is involved in training and coaching people from all walks of life to tap into their inner potential.
The research interest of Imhotep is tilted towards a synthesis of the thesis and the antithesis in all disciplines. He believes strongly in the value of multidisciplinary research, and after retiring as Editor-in-Chief of the African Review of Economics and Finance journal, he became the Grand Editor of the multidimensional publication, the Journal of Indigenous and Ancestral Studies. He is dedicated to finding the balance between the modern and the ancient; the known and the unknown. To this end indigenous knowledge, and how it merges with modern technology is the bedrock of Imhotep’s research trajectory. He is interested in supervising strong PhD candidates in different aspects of indigenous knowledge and its appropriate utilisation, including but not limited to herbs and plants, economic and political systems.
Imhotep Paul Alagidede (2019). Dr. George Adu: a valedictory remembrance. African Review of Economics and Finance 11(1), pp 3 –8.
Paul Alagidede, Jones Odei Mensah and Muazu Ibrahim (2018). optimal deficit financing in a constrained fiscal space in Ghana. African Development Review 30(3), pp 291-303.George Tweneboah and Paul Alagidede (2018). Dollarization, inflation targeting, and inflationary dynamics in Ghana. Journal of African Business 20 (3), pp 358-375.
Abdul Aziz Iddrisu and Imhotep Paul Alagidede (2020). Monetary policy and food inflation in South Africa: A quantile regression analysis. Food Policy. https://doi.org/10.1016/.j.foodpol.2019.101816
Maurice Omane-Adjepong, Imhotep Paul Alagidede (2020). High-and low-level chaos in the time and frequency market returns of leading cryptocurrencies and emerging assets. Chaos, Solitons and Fractals 132, 109563
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