Alex Acheampong


  • Bond University, Bond Business School

    4229 Gold Coast


  • Bond University
    14 University Drive
    ROBINA QLD 4226


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Research interests

I obtained PhD (Economics) from the University of Newcastle, Australia. My research interests span energy economics, environmental economics, neo-institutional economics/political economy, macroeconomics, development economics, international economics, and infrastructure economics.

My publications have featured in high-impact international journals such as Energy Economics ( ABDC: A*), Journal of Policy Modeling (ABDC: A), The Journal of Economic Inequality (ABDC: A), Technological Forecasting and Social Change (ABDC: A), Social Indicators Research (ABDC: A), Journal of Consumer Affairs (ABDC: A), Journal of Environmental Management (ABDC: A), Business Strategy and the Environment (ABDC: A),  Journal of Cleaner Production (ABDC: A) , Utilities Policy (SJR: Q1),  International Journal of Energy Research (SJR: Q1),  and Science of the Total Environment (SJR: Q1).

Currently, I am an Associate Editor for Energy Economics and Journal of Public Affairs.

Statement for HDR students

I am interested in supervising HDR students with broad interest in applied economics. Specific areas of interest are energy economics, environmental and climate change economics, political economy/institutional economics, development economics and macroeconomics. Specifically, I welcome research proposals that seek to either apply panel data, time series, or household survey data to the following topics (but not exhaustive):

  • Energy justice, energy poverty, energy security, and energy choice
  • Energy transition and net-zero emissions
  • Gender empowerment and socio-economic development
  • Climate change, adaption, resilience, and governance
  • Economic and welfare implications of disasters (e.g., fire, drought, flooding, and among others)
  • Circular economy, environmental pollution, and degradation
  • Financial inclusion, income poverty, and wealth inequality
  • The political economy of rural-urban development dichotomy
  • Issues on trade, foreign direct investment, financial development, and macroeconomic stability
  • Institutions and comparative analysis of socio-economic development

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, University of Newcastle

Award Date: 22 Feb 2021

Geography and Economics, BEd (Hons), University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Award Date: 22 May 2015

External positions

Sessional Academic and Researcher, University of Newcastle



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