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Full Name Elvis Korku Avenyo
Preferred Name Elvis Avenyo
Country South Africa
Affiliation(s) University of Johannesburg
About Me

Elvis Korku Avenyo is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Competition, Regulation, and Economic Development (CCRED).

Before joining CCRED, Elvis was a Researcher on the Inclusive Digital Model (IDMODEL) Project at the Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD), Oxford Department of International Development (ODID), University of Oxford. He was also a Global Excellence and Stature (GES) Fellow, and Open AIR’s Queen Elizabeth’s Scholar (QES) at the South African Research Chair in Industrial Development Unit, University of Johannesburg.  He has teaching and other work-related experiences from Maastricht University, University of Cape Coast, and the International Labour Organization (ILO- Geneva).

Elvis obtained his Ph.D. in Economics of Innovation, Policy Studies of Technical Change and Governance from the United Nations University (UNU-MERIT)/Maastricht University, The Netherlands. He holds a collaborative Master of Philosophy (M Phil.) in Economics from the University of Cape Coast and the African Economic Research Consortium’s Joint Facility for Electives: Collaborative Masters Programme (CMAP) in Economics.

He researches broadly on development economics with interests in innovation, technical change, industrial development, labour markets, firm behaviour, and with a focus on developing countries. He has also conducted research on trade, global value chains, and COVID-19, among other related issues.

Elvis has published in reputable academic journals such as Research Policy, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, and several working papers. He has a host of revised submissions to highly ranked journals in Economics, and also co-authored a chapter in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations’ UNESCO Science Report: Towards 2030, published in 2015.

Expertise by Geography Sub-Saharan Africa
Expertise by sub-field Economic Development, Economic Methodology, Econometrics / Economic Methods / Statistics / Machine Learning, Feminist Economics / Economics of Gender, Heterodox Economics, Industrial Organization, Microeconomics, Economics of innovation