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Sylvanus Afesorgbor

Max Weber/GGP Fellow

AfesorgborSylavanusAarhus University





Biographical Note

I am a  Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at The European University Institute and also an affiliated Researcher at Tuborg Research Centre for Globalization and Firms, Aarhus University, Denmark. I have completed my PhD program at Aarhus University this July and expecting to defend my thesis in October 2015. My thesis is titled “Essays on international Economics and Development”. My research and teaching experiences are in the areas of international and development economics specifically in the areas of economic integration, economic sanctions, development aid, international trade, income inequality and applied econometrics. I obtained my Master’s Degree in Economics of Development from Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands and my Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Ghana.


Research Project

Economic Sanctions, International Trade and Political Regimes

Currently, I am working on  projects that  focus on the political economy determinants of international trade. I focus on how political and economic factors such as economic integration, economic sanctions, trade disputes and political regimes influence international trade using the empirical model of gravity  equations.