Joshua Yindenaba

Joshua Yindenaba Abor is a Professor in the Department of Finance. He holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town after completing the coursework component (Financial Economics) of the PhD at the Department of Economics, Harvard University, United States. He is also a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) (UK).

Joshua Yindenaba Abor is a researcher with the African Economic Research Consortium and a Fellow with the International Institute for Advanced Studies, Ghana. He has held Visiting Scholar positions at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC in the United States. He was Visiting Professor of Finance at the UCT Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa (2011 – 2016) and he is currently a Visiting Professor of Development Finance at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, Cape Town. He serves on the editorial boards of a number of international business, finance and economics journals.

He has contributed to the financial economics and finance literature, mainly in the areas of banking and finance, development finance, financial market development, corporate finance and governance, international financial flows and growth, and health finance. He has been involved in projects sponsored by Africa Economic Research Consortium, International Growth Centre, WK Kellogg Foundation, African Centre for Economic Transformation, and Industrial Development Corporation and is currently part of a collaborative research project on “Delivering inclusive financial development and growth” funded by Department for International Development (DFID), and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). His papers have appeared in reputable international journals. His most recent book is on Entrepreneurial Finance for MSMEs: A Managerial Approach for Developing Markets, published by Palgrave Macmillan (Springer Nature), UK.

He also serves on the boards of some companies, including SAS Finance Group and National Banking College. He served as chairman of SIC Life Company Ltd and currently chairs the board of Best Western Premier Hotel. He is also a member of the Bank of Ghana Monetary Policy Committee.