Journal article

The African Review of Economics and Finance: Past, present, and future

Franklin Obeng-Odoom, Jones Odei Mensah, Ferdinand Botha

African Review of Economics and Finance | Unisa Press | Published : 2019


The African Review of Economics and Finance (AREF) was established in 2009 by Professor Imhotep Paul Alagidede as a journal that would address the failings of mainstream economics and finance. It would publish quality research even if it is based on case studies of small African countries such as Togo and Eswatini and encourage transdisciplinary political economy. AREF, then, was political from the beginning, aiming to valorise and affirm Afro-economics and Afro-centric analysis to counter the pejorative view that research on African economies is not valuable or useful in developing economics as a discipline. Through a vision that linked his own research agenda to transforming knowledge syst..

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