Dr. Vanessa S. Tchamyou holds a PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. She has a strong research experience with the publication of several peer-reviewed articles in international journals and is currently ranked by IDEAS/RePEc as the World’s best economist by Cohort (year, 2019). She has executed funded research projects and worked as a macroeconomist at the United Nations. She frequently serves as an expert in evaluating projects and referees in several international peer-review journals. She’s a research associate at the African Governance and Development Institute and co-chair/founder of the European Xtramile Centre of African Studies.
Prof. Simplice Asongu holds a PhD from Oxford Brookes University (UK) and is currently the Lead Economist and Director of the African Governance and Development Institute (Yaoundé, Cameroon); the Lead Economist and Director of the European Xtramile Centre of African Studies (Liège, Belgium) and Lead Economist and Co-director of “Centre de Recherche pour le Développement Economique” (Bangui, Central African Republic). He is also a Research Associate at the Research Network Africa (Gaborone, Botswana) and University of South Africa (Pretoria, South Africa). He serves as Associate Editor in some journals including the Journal of Economic Surveys, the Journal of African Business, the Emerging Markets Finance and Trade and the African Journal of Economic and Management Studies. He currently supervises PhDs in several universities around the world (Africa and USA).