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Matthew Kofi Ocran

Professor of Economics, University of the Western Cape

Matthew Kofi Ocran is a Professor of Economics and Deputy Dean Academic Affairs at the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, University of the Western Cape. He is the author of the new book, Economic Development in the Twenty-first Century: Lessons for Africa throughout History. It is published by Palgrave Macmillan, London.


  • –present
    Professor of economics, University of the Western Cape
  • 2014–2015
    Professor, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • 2012–2013
    Associate professor, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University


  • 2007 
    Stellenbosch University, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Professor of Economics
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation

Professional Memberships

  • African Economic Research Consortium, AERC, Network Member
  • Economic Society of South Africa