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Ishmael Ackah, PhD
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Does bad company corrupts good character? A spatial econometric analysis of oil resource management in Africa

Started Oct 16, 2016 0 Replies

A widely held belief before the 1990s – referred to as the oil-blessing hypothesis – was that oil discovery and production should promote economic growth and development, and lead to poverty…Continue

 

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Institute for Oil and Gas Studies, University of Cape Coast
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Civil Society Organisation, Academia
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Lecturer, Institute for Oil and Gas Studies, University of Cape Coast
About My Work
Research on oil governance, gas markets and renewables
Areas of interest
gold, diamonds, oil and natural gas, governance and anti-corruption, investing, environment, social accountability, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development
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Does bad company corrupts good character? A spatial econometric analysis of oil resource management in Africa

Posted on August 28, 2018 at 10:06 0 Comments

A widely held belief before the 1990s – referred to as the oil-blessing hypothesis – was that oil discovery and production should promote economic growth and development and lead to poverty reduction. However, the so-called ‘oil-curse’ hypothesis, postulated by Sachs and Warner in 1995, challenged this belief, thus provoking a heated debate on the theme. The oil-curse hypothesis has been traditionally tested by means of cross-sectional and panel-data models. The author goes beyond…

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The boom, the bust, and the dynamics of oil resource management in Ghana

Posted on August 28, 2018 at 9:30 0 Comments

There is enough experience from around the world to show that translating oil discoveries through production to revenues and inclusive growth is not necessarily a linear process. Inclusive growth has been particularly difficult to achieve in many places, and Ghana has been no exception so far. Can Ghana escape a resource curse? Our view is that it can, provided that it implements fully as soon as possible, and more diligently, the regulations that it has…

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Analysis OF Energy Efficiency Practices of SMEs in Ghana: An application of Product Generational Dematerialisation

Posted on March 14, 2017 at 11:13 0 Comments

Analysis OF Energy Efficiency Practices of SMEs in Ghana: An application of Product Generational Dematerialisation

Reducing the amount of energy used in producing a given output is a cost-effective way of tackling global warming. In addition, energy efficiency promotes energy security and saves cost. This study is structured in three parts. First, the energy efficiency practices of small and medium…

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To Toss a Coin or Shake a Hand: An Overview of Renewable Energy Interventions and Procurement in selected African Countries

Posted on March 14, 2017 at 11:09 1 Comment

To Toss a Coin or Shake a Hand: An Overview of Renewable Energy Interventions and Procurement in selected African Countries

Open and competitive bidding process (toss a coin) promotes transparency, efficiency and cost reduction as compared to direct negotiations (shake a hand). This paper provides an overview of renewable energy interventions in Angola, Algeria, Cote Dvoire, Ghana and Nigeria. Further,…

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