John Asafu-Adjaye

Senior Fellow, Economic Management and Governance Program


Dr. John Asafu-Adjaye is Senior Fellow at ACET tasked with leading research work under the economic management and governance program. Prior to joining ACET he held a position as an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

John has an extensive track record in research and consultancy on agricultural, environmental and economic development issues in Australia, Africa, Asia and the Pacific region. His areas of expertise include natural resource economics, environmental economics (including climate change economics), agricultural economics, applied econometrics, economic modelling (including CGE modelling), impact analysis and policy analysis.

His previous clients include the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, the Danish International Development Agency, the Government of Papua New Guinea, Queensland Treasury, Queensland Environmental Protection Agency, the UN Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the African Economic Research Consortium, ExxonMobil, KPMG Ltd, Nera Consulting and FTI Consulting.

John holds a PhD in natural resource economics from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; an MSc in operations research from the University of Aston, Birmingham, UK and a BSc in agricultural economics from the University of Ghana, Legon.