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Maame Esi Eshun

Former Southern Voices Network Scholar

Term

May 2, 2016 — July 22, 2016

Professional affiliation

Economist and Regulatory Research Analyst working with the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), Ghana

Wilson Center Projects

Women, Artisanal Mining, and Peacebuilding in Africa: A Call to Action

Full Biography

Maame Esi Eshun is an Economist and Regulatory Research Analyst working with the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), Ghana. She holds an MPhil in Economics (2013) and a BA in Economics (2010) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana). With demonstrated history of undertaking analytical works and varied multinational research projects, she is keen on realizing advanced research towards practical deliverables via academia-industry relations that ultimately improves livelihoods.

Before her current position, Maame Esi served as the Research Coordinator of SEND West Africa, Ghana, where she acted as the primary administrative contact for internal research staff and as the principal operational liaison for other research organizations and funding agencies.

Her research interests include regulatory and energy economics, women in mining and energy, and gender responsive research. Maame Esi is a former Southern Voices Network Research Fellow/Scholar and a member of the Wilson Center Alumni Network.

Major Publications

The Financial Determinants of Private Investment in Ghana, 2014 (with G. Adu, and E. Buabeng) International Journal of Financial Economics.

A Review of the Trends in Ghana's Power Sector, 2016 (with Amoako-Tuffour, Joe), Energy, Sustainability and Society.