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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 this discussion. Last reply by Emmanuel Umoru Haruna Jun 11. 1 Reply

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
Job Title
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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Reflections on the contribution of petroleum revenues to the implementation of Ghana's national medium‐term development strategy

Posted on April 3, 2019 at 10:29 0 Comments

Since independence, the political and planning processes in Ghana have evolved to reflect modern development dynamics. The discovery of oil in commercial quantities was yet another opportunity to transform the country through consolidated development plans and fast track the rate of inclusive development. The recent development framework, Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda (GSGDA I AND II) coincided with the initial stages of oil production. This paper seeks to: (i) ascertain…

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Oiling the wheels of sub-national development: An overview of development plan implementation in the Western region of Ghana

Posted on April 3, 2019 at 10:27 0 Comments

Ghana’s Petroleum Revenue Management Law provides for equal and balanced national development anchored

on extractive resource revenues and other strategic sources. However, the allocation and expenditure of petroleum revenues are centralized. This study applied a desk review to examine the Development Plans of three

district assemblies (Jomoro, Ellembele and Sekondi-Takoradi) around the petroleum producing area. The

findings indicate that there is general pressure on social…

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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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