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Dr Alex Acheampong

Assistant Professor of Economics

Level 4, Building 2, Bond Business School, Bond University

Bond Business School

Centre for Data Analytics

Accepting PhD Students

Research interests

Dr Alex Acheampong obtained PhD (Economics) from the University of Newcastle, Australia. His research interests span energy economics, environmental economics, neo-institutional economics/political economy, macroeconomics, development economics, international economics, and infrastructure economics. Dr Acheampong is a globally recognized researcher in applied economics. He ranks among the top 2% of global scientists by Stanford University. He is also ranked among the top 200 young economists in the world by Research Papers in Economics (RePEc). Again, RePEc ranked him among the top 10% of Economists in Australia.

Dr Acheampong has published more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and 9 book chapters. He has more than 80% of his peer-reviewed articles published in the Australian Business Dean Council (ABDC) A/A*-ranked and Scimago Q1-ranked Journals. Specifically, his publications have featured in leading international academic journals, including Energy Economics ( ABDC: A*), World Development (ABDC: A), Journal of Policy Modeling (ABDC: A), Applied Economics (ABDC: A), Economics & Politics (ABDC: A), The Journal of Economic Inequality (ABDC: A), Technological Forecasting and Social Change (ABDC: A), Social Indicators Research (ABDC: A), Economics of Transition and Institutional Change (formerly: Economics of Transition) (ABDC: A), Journal of Consumer Affairs (ABDC: A), Journal of Environmental Management (ABDC: A), Business Strategy and the Environment (ABDC: A),  Journal of Cleaner Production (ABDC: A), Utilities Policy (SJR: Q1), International Economics (SJR: Q1), International Journal of Energy Research (SJR: Q1), Environmental Science & Policy (SJR: Q1) and Science of the Total Environment (SJR: Q1).

Dr Acheampong's research outputs have amassed over 3500 citations on Google Scholar, reflecting a substantial H-index of 22 and i10-index of 35. Also, on Scopus, his research outputs have amassed over 2,600 citations and a substantial H-Index of 19. Based on Scopus Field-Weighted Citation Impact, his research outputs are more cited than expected (global average).

Dr Acheampong is an Associate Editor for Energy Economics and the Journal of Public Affairs and Executive Guest Editor for World Development Sustainability.


  • Economics, PhD, University of Newcastle, Award Date: 23 Feb 2021
  • Geography and Economics, BEd (Hons), University of Cape Coast, Ghana, Award Date: 22 May 2015

Fields of Research

  • Other commerce, management, tourism and services

Statement for HDR students

Dr Acheampong is interested in supervising HDR students with broad interest in applied economics. Specific areas of interest are energy economics, environmental and climate change economics, political economy/institutional economics, development economics and macroeconomics. Specifically, he welcomes research proposals that seek to either apply panel data, time series, or household survey data to the following topics (but not exhaustive):

  • Energy justice, energy poverty, energy security, and energy choice
  • Energy transition and net-zero emissions
  • Gender empowerment and socio-economic development
  • Climate change, adaption, resilience, and governance
  • Economic and welfare implications of disasters (e.g., fire, drought, flooding, and among others)
  • Circular economy, environmental pollution, and degradation
  • Financial inclusion, income poverty, and wealth inequality
  • The political economy of rural-urban development dichotomy
  • Issues on trade, foreign direct investment, financial development, and macroeconomic stability
  • Institutions and comparative analysis of socio-economic development


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