NUST staff receives international scholarly award

Dr Cyril Ogbokor, an Associate Director in the Faculty of Management Sciences, won the Best Paper Award at the recently concluded International Conference on Business and Management Dynamics 2017. The conference took place in Cape Town, South Africa. It was jointly hosted by a consortium of four universities, one in Africa and three in Europe.

Dr Ogbokor’s paper titled: “Promoting Economic Growth in Namibia through Foreign Trade: Application of Cointegration Method,” assesses the impact of foreign trade on Namibia’s growth for the period 1990 to 2012 using quarterly data.

The study result attests to the important role of foreign trade on Namibia’s economic growth.

The paper recommends the need for Namibia to put in place appropriate export incentives so as to encourage, improve and boost exports.

The study also recommends the need for Namibia to invest massively in infrastructure, as well as further exploring its various trade agreements with regional economic blocs across the world.

Dr Ogbokor envisages that these recommendations can be useful strategies of improving the country’s competiveness in foreign trade, as well as its overall economic performance if effectively implemented. He concludes by providing directions on further research opportunities on the subject.

Dr Ogbokor holds a Doctorate in Economic Science and over the years, he has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has written and published extensively in peer-reviewed scholarly journals. His research accomplishments are mainly in macroeconomics, development economics, international economics and econometrics. Dr Ogbokor’s research activity has earned him the Faculty of Management Sciences Best Researcher Award four times since the introduction of this scholarly accolade.

Date: 
Friday, July 7, 2017
for Month: 
July, 2017

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