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Theophilus Acheampong

Associate Lecturer, University of Aberdeen

Dr Theophilus Acheampong is an economist and political risk analyst with over ten years’ experience working on natural resource governance and public financial management issues. He has worked as an independent consultant on various global energy industry projects and providing economic analysis and market research covering frontier emerging markets. His areas of specialisation include energy policy formulation, taxation and investment analysis; the latter includes extractives fiscal regime design and modelling. Other areas include trade and investment promotion and financial analysis of public sector entities, including programming, data analysis and budgeting. Dr. Acheampong also specialises in analysing political and business risks in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Acheampong holds a PhD in economics and a Master of Science in petroleum, energy economics and finance from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. His recent co-edited book, Petroleum Resource Management in Africa: Examining the Lessons from Ten Years of Oil and Gas Production in Ghana (Palgrave McMillan, 2022), has received wide acclaim.


  • –present
    Honorary Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen
  • 2019–present
    Associate lecturer, University of Dundee


  • 2017 
    University of Aberdeen, PhD Economics
  • 2010 
    University of Aberdeen, MSc Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Institute of Directors