Alhassan Abdul-Wakeel Karakara is a Ph.D Candidate at the School of Economics, University of Cape Coast. He had his first degree in Economics, MSc. Economics of Technology and Development as well as Master of Philosophy in Economics, all from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He has served as a discussant and presenter in international conferences. He was a panel member in the African Innovation Summit II, in Kigali Rwanda in June 2018. His research interests include poverty studies, energy economics, development economics and international trade with emphasis on developing economies.