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Overview

Osman Ouattara is a development economist. He obtained a PHD in Economics from the University of Manchester. His current research focuses on the macroeconomic effects of natural disasters/climate change. His also worked in other areas of Development economics  including, International Finance (Foreign Aid and FDI), Poverty & Inequality; Growth and Productivity; Institutions, etc. He has recently released a new dataset on property rights.

 Biography

Diploma in Economics (LSE); MA, PHD (Manchester)

Current Position

2021- Reader in Development Economics

Previous Academic Position

2018-2021 Senior Lecturer in Development Economics

2014-2018 Lecturer in Development Economics, GDI, University of Manchester

2008-2013 Senior Lecturer in Economics, School of Business and Economics, Swansea University

2005-2008 Lecturer in Economics, School of Business and Economics, Swansea University

2003-2005 Research/Teaching Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Manchester

Administrative Positions

Deputy Director-The Rory and Elizabeth Brooks Doctoral College (2023-)

Convenor of the Development Economics and Public Policy Cluster (2020-)

Director of the MSc in Development Economics and Policy Programme (2014-)

Exam Officer (2016-2020)

Chair of the Mitigating Circumstances Committee (2016-17)

Current Teaching

Development Macroeconomics

Trade Theory and Development

 

Further Information

PhD Supervision

He is currently supervising 3 PHDs as main supervisor:

  • Tatiatana Manala (Alliance Manchester Business School): Post-conflict Reconstruction and FDI
  • Amir Bagwanje: Corruption and Public Finances in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Arfan Winasis: Essay on Government Spending in Indonesia

 

He has supervised 17 PHDs to completion on the following topics:

  • 2023: Essays on Public Debt in Latin America and the Caribbean and Paraguay
  • 2022: Development Policy and Irregular Migration
  • 2022: Essays on Infrastructure
  • 2021: Essays on Financial Development and Income Inequality
  • 2020: Fiscal decentralisation in Bangladesh
  • 2019: Financial Literacy and Poverty in Indonesia
  • 2019: Public-Private Partnerships and Infrastructure Development in Nigeria
  • 2019: Implications of Global Value Chains for product and process upgrading; an empirical investigation of Indian firms
  • 2018: Environmental upgrading of small scale farmers in value chains: The case of Kenya
  • 2017: Essays on Investment and Growth
  • 2016: Trade Openness, Total Factor Productivity, Export and Economic Growth
  • 2015: Transmission Channels of Financial Crises and Developing Countries Labour Market
  • 2015: Stock Market Development and Economic Growth in Saudi Arabia
  • 2015: Technical Efficiency and Productivity Growth of Rural and Community Banks in Ghana
  • 2014: Essays on the Informal Economy in Turkey
  • 2013: FDI, Institutions and Growth in Namibia
  • 2011: Sources of growth and total factor productivity in Africa

External Examiner

He has examined 16 PhD Degrees

Birmingham University (Economics Dept),  RMIT University (Australia), University of Bradford, Roehampton University, Cardiff University (Economics Dept), MMU Business School, Newcastle University  Business School, Brunel Business School, University of Hertfordshire,  University of Bath (Economics Dept), Liverpool JM University Business School, University of East Anglia (School of International Development), University of Manchester (Economics Dept), University of Manchester (IDPM)

Teaching

Development Macroeconomics

Trade Theory and Development

Supervision information

I am generally keen to supervise PHD candidates who are interested in quantitatively exploring Macroeconomics, economics/developmental issues using time series econometrics, panel data or Bayesian econometric techniques, etc.  However, I have also supervised non-quantitatively minded applicants in cases where the proposal has strong impact and policy relevance. For guidance, please refer to list of current and some previous PHDs supervision below.

  • Financial Sector Development and Inequality
  • Aid and Migration
  • Debt, Fiscal and Monetary policies in Paraguay
  •  Post-conflict Reconstruction and FDI
  • Taxation, Institution and infrastructural Development
  • Agricultural Value Chains and NGOs
  • Growth and Inequality in Mexico
  • Fiscal decentralisation in Bangladesh
  • Financial Literacy and Poverty in Indonesia
  • Public-Private Partnerships and Infrastructure Development in Nigeria
  • Implications of Global Value Chains for product and process upgrading; an empirical investigation of Indian firms
  • Environmental upgrading of small scale farmers in value chains: The case of Kenya
  • Essays on Investment and Growth
  • Trade Openness, Total Factor Productivity, Export and Economic Growth
  • Transmission Channels of Financial Crises and Developing Countries Labour Market
  • Stock Market Development and Economic Growth in Saudi Arabia
  • Essays on the Informal Economy in Turkey
  • Technical Efficiency and Productivity Growth of Rural and Community Banks in Ghana
  • FDI, Institutions and Growth in Namibia
  • Sources of growth and total factor productivity in Africa

Datasets

We provide a new dataset on property rights for 191 countries over the period 1994-2015.

The dataset is published at the European Journal of Political Economy, vol 64, September 2020

 

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 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global inequalities
  • Global Development Institute

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