Matthew Kofi Ocran

Professor of Economics, University of the Western Cape

Appointed as an associate professor of economics in 2012, and a professor of economics in 2014. Joined UWC in April 2015 from NMU. NRF Rated as an established researcher in 2012 for the 6-year cycle, 2012-2018. Currently, chair of the Economics Department and acting Deputy Dean, Academic Affairs at the faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. Matthew is also a Research Associate at the Nelson Mandela University.


  • –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