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Eric is currently an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Nottingham University Business School China (NUBS China), University of Nottingham, China. He obtained his PhD in Economics from the City University of Hong Kong, where he was a Beta Gamma Sigma honouree. Prior to joining NUBS China, he worked as a Research Associate at the University of Hamburg, Germany and Teaching Assistant at the City University of Hong Kong. Eric does applied economics research mainly in the areas of economics of environmental sustainability (environmental economics), energy (access, poverty and transition), sustainable development and finance, development finance, foreign direct investment and international trade. In these areas, his research outputs have been published in journals such as Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Journal of Environmental Management, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, and Business Strategy and the Environment. His research has also attracted funding from institutions such as the International Growth Centre and the African Capacity Building Foundation. Eric is currently on the board of the African Finance and Economic Association, and also on the editorial boards of the Journal of African Development, and Springer Nature Business and Economics.


Eric is interested in supervising/working with PhD students with broad interests in  in applied economics, and specific interests in applied environmental and energy economics, sustainable development and finance, development finance, international economics (FDI and trade issues), economic growth and development issues.


Research Interests

Applied/empirical research in 

  • Economics of the environment (environmental sustainability)
  • Economics of energy (energy access, poverty and transition)
  • Sustainable development and finance
  • Development finance
  • Foreign direct investment (effect on the environment, growth/development, private sector development)
  • International trade (issues/effect of trade facilitation; effect of trade on the environment, growth/development)

Eric's research relates well with the Sustainable Development Goals and currently contributes to Goals 2, 7, 8, 9 and 13. Follow his research on Google Scholar and ResearchGate.


  • Industrial Economics 
  • Introductory Econometrics

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Economics, City University of Hong Kong

Master, Economics, Ghana

Bachelor, Economics, Ghana

External positions

Research Associate, University of Hamburg



  • Applied Economics

Person Types

  • Staff


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