Alex Acheampong


  • Bond University, Bond Business School

    4229 Gold Coast


  • Bond University
    14 University Drive
    ROBINA QLD 4226


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Research interests

Dr Alex Acheampong obtained PhD (Economics) from the University of Newcastle, Australia. His research interests span energy economics, environmental economics, neo-institutional economics/political economy, macroeconomics, development economics, international economics, and infrastructure economics. Dr Acheampong is a globally recognized researcher in applied economics. He ranks among the top 2% of global scientists by Stanford University. He is also ranked among the top 200 young economists in the world by Research Papers in Economics (RePEc). Again, RePEc ranked him among the top 10% of Economists in Australia.

Dr Acheampong has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and 9 book chapters. He has more than 84% of his peer-reviewed articles published in the Australian Business Dean Council (ABDC) A/A*-ranked and Scimago Q1-ranked Journals. Specifically, his publications have featured in leading international academic journals, including Energy Economics ( ABDC: A*), World Development (ABDC: A), Journal of Policy Modeling (ABDC: A), Applied Economics (ABDC: A), Economics & Politics (ABDC: A), The Journal of Economic Inequality (ABDC: A), Technological Forecasting and Social Change (ABDC: A), Social Indicators Research (ABDC: A), Economics of Transition and Institutional Change (formerly: Economics of Transition) (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 Economics (SJR: Q1), International Journal of Energy Research (SJR: Q1), Environmental Science & Policy (SJR: Q1) and Science of the Total Environment (SJR: Q1).

Dr Acheampong's research outputs have amassed over 4000 citations on Google Scholar, reflecting a substantial H-index of 24 and i10-index above 40. Also, on Scopus, his research outputs have amassed over 3000 citations and a substantial H-Index of 21. Based on Scopus Field-Weighted Citation Impact, his research outputs are more cited than expected (global average).

Dr Acheampong is an Associate Editor for Energy Economics and the Journal of Public Affairs and Executive Guest Editor for World Development Sustainability.

Statement for HDR students

Dr Acheampong is 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, he welcomes 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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • 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 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, University of Newcastle

Award Date: 23 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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