Dr. Melvin Ayogu

Director, Human Enterprise Research Group

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Dr. Melvin Ayogu is currently a director at the Human Enterprise Research Group From 2000 to 2009, Dr. Ayogu was Professor of Economics and Dean of the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Cape Town. He has also taught at the College of Business at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia; Department of Accounting and Management Sciences at the University of Jos, Nigeria; School of Economics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa; and Joint Facility for Electives of the Africa Economic Research Consortium and the Collaborative Masters Program in Economics in Nairobi, Kenya. From February to June 2000, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for International Development at Harvard University, and concurrently, the Senior Rockefeller African Humanities Institute Fellow at Harvard University. He earned a PhD in Economics from Ohio State University in 1989. Dr. Ayogu is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, London. He has also consulted for a number of international organizations, including the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), UN-Habitat, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and International Labour Organization (ILO). He has published numerous articles on economic development and is co-editor of “Development Dilemmas: The Methods and Political Ethics of Growth Policy” (2005).

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