Emmanuel B Mensah is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics and Business, and Fellow at Groningen Growth and Development Center. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Maastricht University, a Master of Science in Development Economics from SOAS, University of London, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.
Emmanuel previously worked at IMANI Center for Policy and Education as an Economist/Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist. At IMANI, Emmanuel worked on development projects for the World Bank, OSIWA, AfDB, and Agricultural Development Bank. Emmanuel was among the first cohort of fellows at IMANI who pioneered the assessment of the feasibility of political party manifestos in Ghana.
Owing to this work, keen interest in critical evaluation of party manifestos has taken root and become an integral part of Ghana's political cycle. His research focuses on development economics, in particular, the economics and measurement of structural change. He also has a strong interest in global value chains, innovation, firm performance, and trade. Emmanuel has consulted for the World Bank on industrialization in Africa.