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Michael Adu Okyere
CATF Expert

Michael Adu Okyere

Energy Economist


Michael Adu Okyere serves as an Energy Economist within the Energy and Climate Innovation, Africa program at CATF, where he specializes in conducting policy-oriented research that delves into the intersections of economics, energy, and climate change in Africa.

With nearly a decade of research experience, Michael’s work spans a diverse range of subjects, including energy, fisheries, and digital technology. His research covers various aspects of the energy transition, encompassing topics such as household behavior, climate vulnerability, energy subsidies, and the symbiotic relationships between energy and digital technologies within the African context. Michael holds a PhD in Technology Economics and Management from the China Institute for Studies in Energy Policy at Xiamen University, as well as a Master of Philosophy in Economics from the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana. He has an extensive publication record on energy transition issues, with his research featured in esteemed peer-reviewed academic journals like Energy Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, and Energy Research and Social Science, among others.

Before joining CATF, Michael held the position of Research Fellow at Xiamen University’s Belts and Roads Institute (BRI) in China. During his tenure at BRI, he actively contributed to collaborative research initiatives, collaborating closely with academics and diverse stakeholders. Michael has also played a pivotal role in policy-oriented projects in partnership with global institutions, including the United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), the Environment for Development (EfD), and the World Bank. He again has valuable working experience on various survey projects in collaboration with the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) and the Directorate of Research, Innovation, and Consultancy (DRIC) at UCC.

Michael hails from Abiriw-Akuapem, located in the Eastern Region of Ghana in West Africa, but resides in the port city of Takoradi.