Professor Ernest Aryeetey, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana says he is ready to let people in to his private life and share all that needs to be known about him in an open interview session tonight on Radio Univers 105.7MHz.
The professor of economics and UG alumni will be taking his turn on the “Alumni Hour” show hosted by Kadhijah Abdul-Samed at exactly 8pm.
Professor Ernest Aryeetey was named Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana in April 2010 after serving as the Director of the Institute of Economic, Social and Statistical Research (ISSER) at Legon for many years.
He is husband to Professor. Ellen Bortei-Doku Aryeetey and father to two children.
Professor Aryeetey studied Economics at the University of Ghana and obtained a PhD at the University of Dortmund, Germany in 1985.
He has been on the research faculty of ISSER since 1986. He was a temporary Lecturer at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 1993 and a visiting Professor at Yale University Department of Economics in 1999.
His research work focuses on the economics of development with interest in institutions and their role in development, regional integration, economic reforms, financial systems in support of development and small enterprise development.
He is very well known for his work on informal finance and microfinance in Africa. He has consulted for various international agencies on a number of development and political economy subjects. Prof. Aryeetey has published 3 books, 5 edited volumes, 32 journal articles and many working and discussion papers.
Among his publications are Financial Integration and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, Economic Reforms in Ghana: The Miracle and the Mirage and Testing Global Interdependence. He was the second recipient of the Michael Bruno award of the World Bank.
Ernest Aryeetey was the President of the Ghana Institute of Planners from 1998-2000. He is currently a member of the American Economics Association.
Speaking to Univers news ahead of the interview, Professor Aryeetey said gave the assurance he will be honest and open in answering all the questions he would be asked.
He urged listeners to as much as possible engage him via the official hashtag of the interview #UChatLegonVC and the available phone lines.
By: Jonas Nyabor